Ontario Green won the sixth annual Tournament 12 staged at the Rogers Centre. So it would follow that Ontario Green would dominate the Tournament 12 All-Star team selected by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Dillon Poschenrieder, of the Badlands Baseball Academy, has had a phenomenal year. Not only did his team win provincials, he was also selected to play for his home province at the nationals in the Maritimes this summer. The Unity, Sask., native capped off the year by being selected to play for Team Prairies at Tournament 12 at Rogers Centre in September.
Johnny Vulcano relies on his family to achieve the dream of making it to the big leagues. Born in Surrey, B.C., the 16-year-old used to play catch with his brothers every day before making his way to the Vauxhall Academy in Alberta. Vulcano recently participated in Tournament 12 at Rogers Centre for a second year in a row.
Many great baseball players grew up in countries that were hotbeds for the sport. Dominican Republic. Venezuela. Slovakia. Wait a second. Slovakia? That’s exactly where Vauxhall Academy pitching prospect Adam Macko was introduced to the game.
Turner Spoljaric continued a family tradition when he pitched on the Rogers Centre mound at the annual Tournament 12 that took place from September 13 to September 17. Turner is the fourth Spoljaric to pitch at the Rogers Centre -- the first being his father Paul who on April 6, 1994 pitched against the Chicago White Sox for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Shortstop Jaden Brown, the No. 2 ranked prospect on the 2019 Canadian Baseball Network Draft List, is savoring the advice he received from Toronto Blue Jays legend Roberto Alomar at this year’s Tournament 12.
Despite being drafted by the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves, Newmarket, Ont., native Keegan Pulford-Thorpe has opted to pursue a career in baseball. The 6-foot-4 lefty recently showcased his skills at Tournament 12 at the Rogers Centre.
Canadian Baseball Network contributor Cole Shelton spoke with Toronto Blue Jays legend and Tournament 12 commissioner Roberto Alomar on Saturday. Alomar is proud of the tournament’s growth over the years.
Willy Alexander Diaz Vasquez delivered a walk-off RBI single as Alberta Red topped B.C. Orange 6-5 Sunday night in Tournament 12 action at Rogers Centre. Alberta’s victory moves them into the semi-finals on Monday.
Team Atlantic scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete the most thrilling finish in the T12 tournament so far as they came back for a 2-1 victory over Futures Navy on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre.
Ontario Blue Jays infielder Jaden Brown (Mississauga, Ont.), who is the No. 2 ranked prospect on the 2019 Canadian Baseball Network Draft List, says he is having more fun at this year’s Tournament 12 than he did in the previous two he participated in. Canadian Baseball Network writer Cole Shelton spoke with the talented 16-year-old on Saturday at the Rogers Centre.