U-18 World Cup Selection Camp: Canada set for series against Australia

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

AJAX, Ontario – After three days of practice, Team Canada is set to open a seven-game series against Australia’s U-18 squad in Ajax as both countries prepare for the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay from September 1 to 10.

The series gets underway on Monday, August 21 and will run though Sunday, August 27 with all games being played at Audley Ballpark (2001 Audley Rd. Ajax, Ont.), the same site that hosted the Pan Am Games in 2015. Admission is free for all games.

Baseball Canada will provide live scoring for all seven games.

Link: https://gc.com/t/spring-2017/canadian-junior-national-team-u-18-58da4c62f95602d261000001

Schedule:

Monday             21 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   7PM
Tuesday             22 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                7PM
Wednesday       23 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   7PM
Thursday           24 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                7PM
Friday                 25 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                   7PM
Saturday            26 Aug           Canada U18      @         Australia U18                1PM
Sunday              27 Aug           Australia U18    @        Canada U18                    1PM

Useful links:

Canada Selection Camp Roster
Australia U-18 Roster
Selection Camp Schedule
WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup Schedule

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.