College Wrap XIX: Ejoh, Julien, Sechopoulos, Skirrow

 The final player coach Mike McRae (Niagara Falls, Ont.) signed before McRae joined Virginia Commonwealth was Ontario Blue Jays grad  Conner Morro (Cheltenham, Ont.) who now patrols shortstop for the Canisius Golden Griffs. 

The final player coach Mike McRae (Niagara Falls, Ont.) signed before McRae joined Virginia Commonwealth was Ontario Blue Jays grad  Conner Morro (Cheltenham, Ont.) who now patrols shortstop for the Canisius Golden Griffs. 

By Kevin Wall
Canadian Baseball Network

The playoffs are continuing. From the mound, 27 Canadian pitchers from 25 schools made 36 appearances, nine were starts. As a group, they worked 71 innings, striking out 57, earning five wins and three saves looking at the box scores for the period May 21-27.

At the plate, 41 Canadian batters from 30 schools had 326 at bats with 82 hits and nine home runs, producing 37 RBI.


Notable pitching performances

Appearance leaders: Tanner Dalton (3)

Starts: Brady Moxham (2), JP Stevenson, Jackson Wark, Michael Brettell, Noah Skirrow, Olivier Mailloux, Sam Turcotte, Steven Dressler

Wins: JP Stevenson, Jordan Bryant, Jose Vasquez, Matt Lloyd, Noah Skirrow

Saves: Chris Stodolka, Jose Vasquez, RJ Freure

 RHP Noah Skirrow (Stoney Creek, Ont.) struck out eight for the Liberty Flames.  

RHP Noah Skirrow (Stoney Creek, Ont.) struck out eight for the Liberty Flames.  

Strikeouts: Noah Skirrow (8), JP Stevenson (7), Jackson Wark (5), RJ Freure (5), Chris Stodolka (4), Sam Turcotte (4), Jose Vasquez (3), Brady Moxham (2), Matt Lloyd (2), Michael Brettell (2), Olivier Mailloux (2), Steven Dressler (2), Tanner Dalton (2), Wesley Moore (2), Alex MacKinnon, Ben Onyshko, Dalton Harvey, Jordan Bryant, Mathieu Gauthier, Stuart Martin, Tyler Whitbread

Quality performances: Chris Stodolka (60), Noah Skirrow (60)

Notable batting performances

 Tecumseh Thunder and Great Lake Canadians grad Ari Sechopoulos (Windsor, Ont.) had a pair of homers for Charleston

Tecumseh Thunder and Great Lake Canadians grad Ari Sechopoulos (Windsor, Ont.) had a pair of homers for Charleston

Home Runs: Ari Sechopoulos (2), Edouard Julien, Kobe Hyland, Kole Cottam, Matt Turino, Max Wright, Nick Howie, Shawn Grandmont

 Team  Elite grad Edouard Julien (Quebec City, Que.) led Canucks with five RBIs for the Auburn Tigers.

Team  Elite grad Edouard Julien (Quebec City, Que.) led Canucks with five RBIs for the Auburn Tigers.

RBIs (four or more): Edouard Julien (5), Canice Ejoh (4), Nick Howie (4)

 Ontario Blue Jays grad Nick Howie (Oakville, Ont.) shared the lead for Canucks, batting .500

Ontario Blue Jays grad Nick Howie (Oakville, Ont.) shared the lead for Canucks, batting .500

Batting average leaders (10 or more at bats): Conner Morro (.500), Nick Howie (.500), Canice Ejoh (.400), Max Wright (.385), Steven Moretto (.333), Ari Sechopoulos (.300)

Period pitching stats
Player School App GS IP H ER BB K W SV ERA

Alex MacKinnon, Niagara 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Ben Brown, Albany 1 0 0.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ben Erwin, Niagara 1 0 4.1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.00
Ben Onyshko, Stetson 2 0 0.2 2 2 0 1 0 0 27.27
Brady Moxham, South Dakota State 2 2 2.0 1 5 4 2 0 0 22.61

Braeden Toikka, Illinois-Chicago 1 0 0.1 3 3 1 0 0 0 81.81
Chris Stodolka, Texas-Tyler 1 0 4.0 0 0 4 4 0 1 0.00
Dalton Harvey, Illinois State 1 0 1.2 3 3 1 1 0 0 16.26
JP Stevenson, Canisius 2 1 8.0 5 3 0 7 1 0 3.37
Jackson Wark, Saint Louis 1 1 5.1 2 2 3 5 0 0 3.37

 Field House Pirates grad Jose Vasquez (Cambridge, Ont.) Northwestern State Demons.

Field House Pirates grad Jose Vasquez (Cambridge, Ont.) Northwestern State Demons.

Player School App GS IP H ER BB K W SV ERA
Jordan Bryant, Monroe CC 1 0 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Jose Vasquez, Northwestern State 2 0 5.0 3 0 0 3 1 1 0.00
Josh Burgmann, Washington 1 0 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 27.27
Mathieu Gauthier, North Carolina State 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Matt Lloyd, Indiana 2 0 1.1 3 1 0 2 1 0 6.76

Michael Brettell, Central Michigan 1 1 4.2 6 6 2 2 0 0 11.58
Noah Skirrow, Liberty 1 1 6.1 6 1 1 8 1 0 1.42
Olivier Mailloux, Northwestern Ohio 1 1 1.1 6 4 1 2 0 0 27.06
RJ Freure, Pittsburgh 2 0 3.2 2 1 4 5 0 1 2.45
Sam Turcotte, Stony Brook 1 1 4.1 4 3 0 4 0 0 6.23

Player School App GS IP H ER BB K W SV ERA
Steven Dressler, Texas-San Antonio 1 1 5.0 7 4 0 2 0 0 7.20
Stuart Martin, Monroe CC 1 0 2.0 3 2 0 1 0 0 9.00
Tanner Dalton, Sacramento State 3 0 4.1 9 4 3 2 0 0 8.31
Thomas Espig, Yale 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00
Tyler Whitbread, Indiana State 2 0 1.2 3 1 3 1 0 0 5.42

Wesley Moore, Cal State Northridge 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Will McAffer, Tulane 1 0 1.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 10.84

 Ontario Royals grad Canice Ejoh (Toronto, Ont.) drove in four runs for Canisius. 

Ontario Royals grad Canice Ejoh (Toronto, Ont.) drove in four runs for Canisius. 

Period Hitting stats
Player School G AB H HR BB K R RBI Avg OPS
 
Alex Bishop, Texas-Tyler 5 18 3 0 3 3 4 0 .166 .452
Ari Sechopoulos, Charleston 3 10 3 2 3 2 3 3 .300 1.361
Austin Guzzo, Iowa 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .500
Brett Resch, Southern Idaho 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250
Canice Ejoh, Canisius 4 10 4 0 4 3 3 4 .400 1.029 

Chandler Robertson, Central Florida 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000
Cole MacLaren, Pittsburgh 3 9 1 0 1 4 0 1 .111 .311
Conner Morro, Canisius 4 16 8 0 2 0 6 1 .500 1.203
Cyrus Senior, Canisius 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 .166 .333
Dane Tofteland, Indiana State 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 2.000 

Player School G AB H HR BB K R RBI Avg OPS
Darcy Moore, Freed-Hardeman 2 8 1 0 1 3 0 0 .125 .347
Dondrae Bremner, Cincinnati 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 .000 .000
Drew Dickerson, Youngstown State 3 10 1 0 1 5 0 0 .100 .281
Edouard Julien, Auburn 4 16 4 1 1 7 2 5 .250 .731
Garrett Kirkwood, Columbus State 3 10 1 0 1 2 2 2 .100 .330 

Hayden Jaco, Indiana State 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .333 .666
Jason Willow, UC Santa Barbara 4 14 4 0 0 2 0 3 .285 .607
Jean-Francois Garon, Bradley 2 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 .285 .714
Joseph Tevlin, Niagara 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000
Kobe Hyland, Iowa Western CC 1 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 .600 2.000 

 Kentucky slugger Kole Cottam (Knoxville, Tenn.) batted .600 for Kentucky.

Kentucky slugger Kole Cottam (Knoxville, Tenn.) batted .600 for Kentucky.

Player School G AB H HR BB K R RBI Avg OPS
Kole Cottam, Kentucky 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 2 .600 2.000
Kyle MacDonald, Arkansas State 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 .000 .200
Liam Wilson, Canisius 4 15 2 0 3 0 3 1 .133 .616
Matt Lloyd, Indiana 3 11 2 0 2 3 0 1 .181 .489
Matt Pilarczyk, Monroe CC 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .333 

Matt Quartel, Milwaukee 4 13 1 0 1 4 1 0 .076 .219
Matt Turino, Jefferson 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 .500 1.850
Matt Wagner, Monroe CC 3 10 1 0 0 3 1 0 .100 .200
Matthew Jones, Evansville 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Hewitt, Oklahoma State 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 

Player School G AB H HR BB K R RBI Avg OPS
Max Wright, Indiana State 4 13 5 1 0 1 2 3 .384 1.000
Maximillian Wood, Central Florida 2 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 .200 .700
Mike Moffatt, Northern Kentucky 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .800
Myles Miller, Northwestern Ohio 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000
Nick Howie, Eastern Kentucky 5 20 10 1 6 7 5 4 .500 1.415 

 Former North Shore Twin Steven Moretto (Coquitlam, BC) had six hits for the Sacramento State Hornets. 

Former North Shore Twin Steven Moretto (Coquitlam, BC) had six hits for the Sacramento State Hornets. 

Nolan Bumstead, Cal State Northridge 3 12 3 0 1 1 2 0 .250 .641
Philippe Langlois, Niagara 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 1 .142 .410
Shane Paradis, Northern Kentucky 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .833
Shawn Grandmont, Southern Idaho 1 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 .750 2.250
Steven Moretto, Sacramento State 5 18 6 0 1 3 3 2 .333 .733 

Player School G AB H HR BB K R RBI Avg OPS
Tristan Pompey, Kentucky 1 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 .000 .333 


For information on the players and schools covered in this report, please visit the 2018 Canadians in College web page

For engaging accounts of Canadians in college baseball, please visit Matt Betts’ weekly BMOC -- Big Man On Campus

Comments regarding this report are welcome, please contact Kevin Wall <kwall@rogers.com>