World University Baseball in Japan July 30-August 7; Canada announces roster

Click to go to WUBC siteThe 5th FISU World University Baseball Championship will take place in Japan July 30-August 7, 2010. The competing teams are USA, Cuba, Canada, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, and Japan.

 

Canada has announced its roster for this competition:

 

 

 

 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year B/T Hometown College/University
Aaron Dunsmore OF 6-0 185 SR L/R Spruce Grove, AB Dayton
Aaron Johnson C 6-0 210 SR R/R Sussex Corner, NB Illinois
Adam Reynolds RHP 6-2 195 SR R/R Guelph, ON University of Guelph (ON)
Blake Carruthers OF 5-11 190 FR R/R Calgary, AB British Columbia
Brandon Kaye RHP 6-4 205 JR R/R Langley, BC British Columbia
Carl Moniz UTL 6-1 185 SR L/R Laval, PQ Georgia State
Carter Bell SS/3B 6-0 190 SO R/R Courtenay, BC Oregon State
Chad Marshall 2B/SS 5-10 185 JR L/R Paris, ON Stony Brook
Christian Kowalchuk LHP 6-1 185 SR L/L Saskatoon, SK Arkansas
Dan Welch C 6-2 205 JR R/R Victoria, BC Dayton
David Walkling RHP 6-4 205 SO R/R Nanaimo, BC Midland College (TX)
Eric Brown RHP 6-1 185 JR L/R Thunder Bay, ON British Columbia
Garrett Regan 1B 6-4 210 SR R/R Calgary, AB Oklahoma City
Greg Wallace OF 6-3 198 JR L/R Nanaimo, BC Evansville
Jay Johnson LHP 6-1 215 JR L/L Sussex Corner, NB Texas Tech University
Kyle Kotchie LHP 6-3 210 JR L/L Pickering, ON Texas Pan-American
Luis Castillo RHP 5-10 180 SR R/R Burlington, ON Bellevue
Mark Ellis INF 6-3 220 JR R/R Maple Ridge, BC Southern Mississippi
Nic Lendvoy OF 5-11 190 SR R/R Langley, BC British Columbia
Ryan Fleming OF 6-3 210 JR L/R Whitby, ON Georgia State
Shawn Hetherington RHP 6-7 220 JR L/R Tsawwassen, BC British Columbia
Sheldon McDonald LHP 6-1 200 JR L/L Spruce Grove, AB British Columbia

The Head Coach of the Canadian team is Todd Plaxton of Saskatoon, SK, who has coached Canada’s junior national team and the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets of the Western Major Baseball League in the past. The assistant coaches are Cavanaugh Whitely of British Columbia, Scott Ballantyne of Wilfred Laurier, and Brent Crowther.

The Canadian roster contains 12 players from Division I schools, and eight players from NAIA schools. The players with the best numbers are Greg Wallace of Evansville (.371, 9 home runs, 75 RBI), Ryan Fleming of Georgia State (.375, 13 home runs, 59 RBI), and Christian Kowalchuk of Arkansas (3-0, 2.11 ERA, 21 strikeouts in 13 appearances, 21 1/3 innings pitched). Aaron Johnson of Illinois was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 28th round of the 2010 MLB draft.

  • http://tbirdbaseball.net/ Bob Broughton

    Breaking news: Cavanaugh Whitely is no longer an assistant coach at British Columbia. He is now the Head Coach at Douglas College, a Vancouver area JUCO that competes in the NWAACC.