By Bob Elliott

Canadian Baseball Network

C Brett Mercier (Lutes Mountain, NB) a former Vauxhall Academy Jet has committed to play for the Indian River State Pioneers in Fort Pierce, Fla. 

Mercier went west to improve his baseball skills, yet that was not his only stop. He played atom and peewee in Yarmouth, was with the bantam Moncton Cubs, the Moncton Mudcats and attended the Atlantic Collegiate Showcase.

A two-time winner of the Atlantic Canada MVP, first in 2010 and then in 2012, Mercier also was awarded the Yarmouth County Youth Athlete of the year 2012 and was the youngest recipient ever to receive the Jimmy Hatfield Memorial trophy Person of the Year honor the next year.

Mercier began playing at age four, trained at Scott Bullett’s Bullett Proof Academy in Welland and headed to Vauxhall to learn fro coach Les McTavish.

 

 Jan. 13, 2017

Canadians who have committed or signed Letters of Intent for the 2017-18 season to NCAA, NAIA, JUCOs and community colleges, who play most of their schedule south of the border.

NCAA

Division I

LHP Jack Anderson, Waterloo, Ont., Hofstra University (NY)

RHP Landen Bourassa, Lethbridge, Alta., University of San Francisco (CA)

INF Dondrae Bremner, Toronto Ont., University of Cincinnati (OH)

LHP Ben Brown, Richmond Hill, Ont., University at Albany (NY)

OF Cooper Davis, Mississauga, Ont., Vanderbilt University (TN)

 

LHP Jack DeCooman, North Vancouver, BC, University of Washington (WA)

OF Isaac Deveaux, Montreal, Que., University of Utah (UT) 

OF Zach Diewert, Chemainus, BC, University of Missouri (MO)

RHP-INF Cameron Dyck, Oakville, Ont., Niagara Univerity (NY)

RHP Ben Erwin, Spruce Grove, Alta. Niagara University (NY)

 

LHP Harley Gollert, Toronto, Ont., Austin Peay University (TN)

SS Adam Hall, London, Ont., Texas A&M University (TX)

INF Owen Jansen, Oakville, Ont., Purdue University (IN)

INF Edouard Julien,  Québec City Que., Auburn University (AL)

3B-RHP Evan Kiser, Mono, Ont., Niagara University (NY)

 

RHP Landon Leach, Pickering, Ont., University of Texas (TX)

SS Andrew Leggo, Waterloo, Ont., Arkansas State University (AK)    

C Cole MacLaren, Morell, PEI, University  of Pittsburgh (PA)

RHP Jordan Marks, Brights Grove, Ont., University of South Carolina Upstate (SC)

INF Jacob Martins, Richmond Hill, Ont. Canisius College (NY)

 

RHP Will McAffer, North Vancouver, BC, Tulane University (LA)

LHP Wesley Moore, Surrey, BC, Cal-State University Northridge (CA)

3B-C Steven Moretto, Burnaby, BC, Sacramento State University (CA) 

LHP Garrett Nicholson, Sydney Mines, NS, Central Michigan University

RHP David Rhodes, White Rock, BC, University of Washington (WA) 

 

RHP Cade Smith, Abbotsford, BC, University of Hawaii (HA)

OF Michael Ssemanda, Hamilton, Ont., Canisius College (NY) 

C Jake Sims, Guelph, Ont., University of Alabama (AL)

RHP Sam Shoemaker, West Vancouver, BC, University of Hawaii (HI)

RHP Noah Skirrow, Stoney Brook, Ont., Liberty University (VA)

 

OF Connor Sparks, Saskatoon, Sask., Canisius College (NY)

RHP Kristjan Storrie, Langley, BC, Lamar University (TX) 

C-1B Cole Warken, Regina, Sask., Louisiana Tech University (LA)

INF Jason Willow, Victoria, BC, University of California Santa Barbara (CA)

DIVISION II

SS-OF Jakob Newton Oakville, Ont. Florida Tech University (FL)

RHP Nathan Slobodian, Porcupine Plain, Sask., Minot State University (ND) 

DIVISION III

OF Jack Omstead, Toronto, Ont., DePauw University (IN)

NAIA

RHP-SS Ayden Hannon, Ancaster, Ont., Siena Heights University (MI) 

C Owen Napieralski, Delta BC, LSU-Shreveport University (LA) 

 

Junior ColleGes and Commuity Colleges

Division I

RHP Andrew Asselin, Winnipeg, Man., Colby Community College (KS)

RHP-INF Shaun Atamanchuk, Beaumont, Alta., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

OF-LHP Danny Berg, Saskatoon, Sask.. Polk State College (FL)

INF Jacob Bouzide, Calgary, Alta., Colby Community College (KS)

RHP Austin Brown, Powell River, BC, Odessa College (TX)

 

INF Declan Buckle, Dieppe, N.B., Indian Hills Community College (IA) 

OF Ethhan Brunton, Victoria, BC, Southeastern Illinois College (IL) 

RHP Fynn Chester, Victoria, BC, San Mateo College (CA)

RHP Trey Crust, Victoria, BC, Southeastern Illinois College (IL)

CF Justin Doran, Chatham, Ont., Wabash Valley College (IL)

 

1B Soren Graversen, Calgary, Alta., Indian Hills Community College (IA) 

OF Jameson Hart, Sarnia, Ont., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

OF Zeke Holt, Victoria, BC, San Mateo College (CA)

OF Clayton Keyes, Calgary, Alta., Central Arizona Community College (AZ)

RHP Liam Kruse, Victoria, BC Salt Lake Community College (UT)

 

INF-RHP Nick Lee, Victoria, BC, Big Bend Community College (WA)

1B Nolan Machibroda, Saskatoon, Sask., Chattanooga State Community College (TN) 

LHP Ryan Morgan, St. John’s, Nfld., Colby College (KS)

RHP Jacob Moss, Victoria, BC, Big Bend Community College (WA) 

C Mitch Osborne, Whitby, Ont., Polk College (FL)

 

C-OF Dawson Neal, Victoria, BC, Big Bend Community College (WA)

RHP Taylor Nygaard, Victoria, BC, Big Bend Community College (WA)

OF Riley Perks, Waterdown, Ont., Crowder College (KS)

INF Caleb Piechnik, Victoria, BC, Southeastern Illinois College (IL)

INF Dylan Price, Victoria, BC, Colbly College (KS)

 

RHP William Sierra Montreal, Que., Chipola Junior College (FL)

RHP Jesse Simpson, Victoria, BC, Colbly College (KS) 

RHP Austin Skelhorn, Aurora, Ont. Galveston College (TX)

RHP Andrew Wilkinson, Oakville, Ont., St. Petersburg College (FL)

 

Division II

RHP-INF Michael Clapperton, Calgary, Alta., Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

INF Brett Platts, Searletown, PEI, Southeastern Community College (IA)

OF Will Undershute, Okotoks, Alta., Southeastern Community College (IA)  

 

Canadians who have committed or signed Letters of Intent for the 2016-17 season to NCAA, NAIA, JUCOs and community colleges, who play most of their schedule south of the border.

Most NCAA Division I players are on our master 2017 Canadians in College page. 

NCAA

Division I

RHP Josh Burgmann, Nanaimo, BC, University of Washington (WA)

SS Grant Okawa, Toronto, Ont., Oakland University (MI)

C-INF Travis Wacker, Oakville, Ont., Oklahoma State University (OK)  

DIvision II

3B Alex Eaton, Abbotsford, BC, Tiffin University (OH)

C Matthew Elford, Mississauga, Ont., Grace College (IN) 

RHP Ryan Giberson, Waterloo, Ont., West Virginia Weslayan College (WV)

RHP Andrew Katz, Thornhill, Ont. Davenport University (MI)

INF Regan Manley, Peterborough, Ont., West Virginia Weslayan College (WV)

 

1B-OF Keegan Marsden, Stratford, Ont., Goldey-Beacom College (DE)

RHP Alex Wall, ‎Richmond Hill, Ont., West Virginia Weslayan College (WV)

 

Division III

INF Jansen Crossley, Surrey, BC, Elmira College (NY)

3B Zak Koroneos, Toronto, Ont., Penn State University-Harrisburg (PA) 

C Brock Morgan, Sarnia, Ont., Adrian College (MI)

OF Craig Spencer, Calgary, Alta., MacMurray College (IL) 

RHP Nathan Tovell, Calgary, Alta., Elmhurst College (IL)  

 

OF Phil Whelan, Calgary, Alta., MacMurray College (IL)

INF CJ Yoannou, Toronto, Ont., DePauw University (IN)  

 

NAIA

OF Christopher Acosta-Tapia, Laval, Que., Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK)

C Mark Bernardi, Scarborough, Ont., West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV). 

INF Lawson Burnett, Lambeth, Ont., Fisher College (MA) 

INF Adam Cook,  Cambridge, Ont., Lewis-Clark State College (ID)  

RHP-OF Alex Hlas-Ross, Winnipeg, MB, Dickinson State University (ND)  

 

RHP Hunter James, Stratford, Ont., University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)

INF Connor Lewis, Brampton, Ont., Tennesee Wesleyan University (TN) 

INF Cameron Palmeter, Ajax, Ont., Freed-Hardeman University (TN)

LHP Griffin Sanford, Oakville, Ont., Indiana Tech University (IN) 

OF Mason Verge, Surrey, BC, Lewis Clark State College (ID)

 

Junior ColleGes and Commuity Colleges

Division I

INF Sam Avila, Kamloops, BC, Otero Junior College (CO)

RHP Sam Baker, Chemainus, BC, Monterey Peninsula College (CA) 

RHP Connor Beleznay, Toronto, Ont., Otero Junior College (CA)

RHP Tyson Black, Yorkton, Sask., Miles Community College (MT)

RHP Douglas Brawley, Lacombe, Alta., Douglas College (BC) 

 

C Archer Brookman, Montreal, Que., Seminole State College (OK)

INF Carson Burns, Orangeville, Ont., Western Texas College (TX)  

RHP Brady Cappe, Brantford, Ont., Lake Land College (IL)

1B Matt Carscadden, Mississauga, Ont., Chattanooga State Community College (TN) 

LHP-OF Kirkland Chalus, Carlyle Sask., Taft College (CA) 

 

OF Rhys Cornell, Sheffield, Ont., Colby Community College (KS)

RHP Brendan Coulter, Kamloops BC, Southwest Oregon Community College (OR)

INF Ethan Cummings, Mississauga, Ont., Chattanooga State College (TN)

RHP Zack Demchenko, Saskatoon, Sask., Northeastern Junior College (CO)

 

LHP DJ Depiero. Thunder Bay, Ont., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

OF Tyler Duncan, Sooke, BC, Crowder College (KS)

RHP Cyprien Dussenne, Montreal, Que. Crowder College (MO)  

INF Brett Esau, Meadow Lake, Sask., Frank Phillips Jr. College (TX)

C Zachary Fascia, Brampton, Ont., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

 

INF Nick Follett, Etobicoke, Ont., College of the Desert (CA) 

RHP Bryce Fraser, Lethbridge, Alta., Colby Community College (KS) 

LHP James Graham, Etobicoke Ont., Ventura College (CA) 

SS Max Hewitt, Midhurst, Ont., Connors State College (OK)

C Luke Horanski, Dugald, Man., Cisco College (TX)

 

INF Travis Horanski, Dugald, Man., Cisco College (TX)

OF Ryan Humeniuk, Stonewall, Man., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

INF-RHP Peter Hutzal, Calgary, Alta., Iowa Western Community College (IA)

C Tony Hrynkiw, Brampton, Ont., Connors State College (OK)

SS Kobe Hyland, Spruce Grove Alta., Iowa Western Community College (IA)

 

1B Chris Iltshishin, Waterloo, Ont., Frontier Community College (IL) 

OF Justin King, Okotoks, Alta., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

RHP Nathan Kolb, Surrey, BC, Western Nebraska Community College (NE)

RHP Andy Leader, Kitchener, Ont., Colby Community College (KS) 

 

C Luke Lepine, Calgary, Alta., Northeastern Jr. College (CO)

RHP Will McAffer, North Vancouver, BC, Central Arizona College (AZ)

SS Ethan McGregor, Langley, BC, Northeastern Junior College (CO)

RHP Parker McRae, Nipawin, Sask., Miles Community College (MT)\

OF Sean McVeigh, Mississauga, Ont., Frank Phillips College (TX) 

 

C Brett Mercier, Moncton, NB, Indian River State College (FL)

RHP Aiden Mordecai, Cloverdale BC, Arizona Western College (AZ)

1B Joshua Montana, Regina, Sask., Canada College (CA)

SS Kobe Morris, Victoria, BC, Crowder College (MO)

 

RHP Ryan Mount, Ottawa, Ont., Spokane Falls Community College (WA)

C Lenn Nakatsuka, Victoria, BC, Douglas College (BC)

OF-1B Quintin Nakamura, West Vancouver, BC, Taft College (CA)   

C Reese O’Farrell, Burlington, Ont., Howard College (TX)  

INF Mark Onwumere, Toronto, Ont., Genesee Community College (NY) 

 

3B McCoy Pearce, Kamloops, BC, New Mexico Military Institute (NM) 

C Cipriano Primicias, Etobicoke, Ont., De Anza College

SS Taka Ryan, West Toronto, Ont., Globe Institute of Technology (NY) 

RHP-SS Brady Schnarr, Waterloo, Ont., Frontier Community College (IL)

LHP Jared Spearing, Winnipeg, Man., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

 

RHP Nathan Stark, Medicine Hat, Alta., Colby Community College (KS)

RHP Brett Stenger, Kingsville Ont., Indian Hills Community College (IA)

INF Russell Strilchuk, Calgary, Alta., Northeastern Junior College (CO) 

RHP Nestor Tapia, Ottawa, Ont., Globe Institute of Technology (NY)  

RHP Eric Thrower, Etobicoke, Ont., Ventura College (CA)

 

RHP David Tongue, Kelowna, BC, Otero Junior College (CO)

RHP Nick Trogrlic-Iverson, Oakville, Ont., Central Arizona Community College (AZ)

RHP Nicholas Virdo, Brampton, Ont., Midland College (TX)

LHP Stephen Wade, Victoria, BC, New Mexico Junior College (NM) 

RHP Karsten Waters, Victoria , BC, Otero Jr. College (CA)

 

RHP Cole White, Brampton, Ont., Lamar Community College (CO)

1B-DH Jamie Whynot, Bridgewater, N.S., Northeastern Junior College (CO)

INF Robbie Wilkes, Regina, Sask., Western Texas College (TX)

OF Nathanial Woods, Keremeos, BC, Frontier Community College (IL) 

 

Division II

2B Marcus Biasatti, Etobicoke, Ont., Dakota County Technical College (MN)

RHP James Bradwell, Roberts Creek, BC, Western Oklahoma State College (OK)

)SS-2B Nate Doleman, Courtenay, BC, Elllsworth Community College (IA)

OF Daniel Donnelly, Okotoks, Alta., Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

RHP Joey Hagen, Dartmouth, NS, Dawson Community College (MT)

 

1B Ethan Jodouin Sudbury, Ont., Dakota County Technical College (MN)

OF Griffin Keller, Pilot Butte, Sask., Northern Oklahoma College-Enid (OK)

LHP Travis Keys, London, Ont., Lake Michigan College (MI)  

LHP Evan Lang, Burlington, Ont., Monroe Community College (NY)

RHP-OF Jonathan Milks, Ottawa, Ont., Western Oklahoma State College (OK)

 

RHP Benjamin Thompson, Okotoks, Alta., Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

C Justin Wamboldt, Kleinberg, Ont., Macomb Community College (MI)

SS Matthew Wagner, Ottawa, Ont., Monroe Community College (NY)

LHP-1B Jayson Wilbur, Courtice, Ont., Lackawanna College (PA)

 

Division III

RHP Rem Benninger,  Waterford, Ont., Jefferson Community College (NY) 

INF Justin Emond, Russell, Ont., Herkimer Community College (NY)  

LHP Keenan Fox, Pembroke, Ont., Jefferson Community College (NY) 

C Alex Guy, Nepean, Ont., Jefferson Community College (NY)

OF Marcus Johnston, Sudbury, Ont., Erie Community College (NY) 

 

OF Kayne McGee, Mississippi Mills, Ont., Erie Community College (NY)

3B Brandon Nieva, Woodbridge, Ont., Wells College (NY) 

RHP Ben Popovich, Belleville, Ont. Erie Community College (NY)

C Jacob Thornback, Moorefield, Ont., Jefferson Community College (NY)

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

 

1B-RHP Brendan Gerbert, Surrey, BC, San Diego City College (CA)

 

 

 

 

 

Canadians who have committed or signed Letters of Intent for the 2018-19 season to NCAA, NAIA, JUCOs and community colleges, who play most of their schedule south of the border.

 

NCAA

Division I

 

RHP Ben Abram, Georgetown, Ont., University of Oklahoma (OK) 

C-3B Noah Naylor, Mississauga, Ont., Texas A@M University (TX)