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Toronto vs ALL-STARS in OUA Baseball Showcase
HAMILTON, Ont.  (May 16, 2012) - The best baseball players in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) will be on display at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, May 20 as the 2011 champion Toronto Varsity Blues take on the OUA all-stars in the sixth annual OUA Baseball All-Star Showcase.

The Varsity Blues claimed the OUA championship with a victory over the Western Mustangs in the OUA finals in 2011. The Varsity Blues finished in a tie for third in the regular season with a 12-9 record and ran the table in the double elimination championship tournament defeating Western, Laurier and Western again to win their first championship since 2003.

Toronto had outstanding pitching in 2011 led by veterans Marek Deska (Mississauga, Ont.), Tyler Wilson (Port Hope, Ont.) and Andrew Bergman (Pickering, Ont.). Though the Blues offense wasnt remarkable, the team pushed across enough wins to allow their pitchers to control the games.

The OUA all-star team will be comprised of student-athletes from the other seven schools that complete on the OUA circuit, including Laurier, Western, Brock, Guelph, McMaster, Queen's and Waterloo. OUA Pitcher of the Year, Adam Lentz (Calgary, Alta.) of the Waterloo Warriors will get the start for the all-star team, which also includes 2011 Hitter of the Year Shaun Valeriote (Guelph, Ont.) of the Brock Badgers and OUA Rookie of the Year Jonathan Brouse (Port Perry, Ont.) of the Laurier Golden Hawks.

The 2012 game marks the sixth annual OUA All-Star Showcase. In 2011, Brock came back late to rally past the All-Stars in an exciting game. The all-star team holds a 2-2-1 record with the inaugural game in 2007 ending in a tie.

The OUA Baseball All-Star Showcase will take place following the Toronto Blue Jays game against the New York Mets which begins at 1:07 p.m. Fans can enter Rogers Centre through Gate 8 free of charge following the Blue Jays game (approximately 4:30 p.m.), or purchase tickets to both by visiting

The OUA All-Star Showcase is made possible with the help of Wilson, Pizza Pizza and the Toronto Blue Jays.


Name Pos. Number Hometown

Bergman Andrew P 32 Pickering, ON
Bowers Kyle C 13 Toronto, ON
Carmichael Harrison 3B 21 Charlottetown, PEI
Chapman Scott P 39 Markham, ON
Deska Marek P 38 Mississauga, ON
Donnelly Ryan P 40 Toronto, ON
Gurgis Joseph DH 33 King City, ON
Hersch Steven OF 23 Toronto, ON
Isaac Jonathan OF Toronto, ON
Jachyra Patrick 3B 53 Toronto, ON
Jakymyc Josh C 7 Toronto, ON
Katayama Orion SS 24 Mississauga, ON
Koukounian Viken C 32 Aurora, ON
Lekas Jamie 2B 42 Toronto, ON
Mannone Andrew OF 17 Scarborough, ON
Mannone Patrick OF 14 Scarborough, ON
Nash Peter P 4 Ajax, ON
Page Brent 1B 8 Hamilton, ON
Palladino Steve P 56 Boston, MA
Payne Dale OF 43 Richmond Hill, ON
Oshima Yusuke P 18 Richmond Hill, ON
Sampson-Coburn Martin P 5 Toronto
Sartor Jonathan OF 16 Stouffville, ON
Taylor Drew P 41 Toronto, ON
Wilson Tyler P 19 Port Hope, ON

Coaching Staff and Support Staff
Head Coach Jim Sheppard
Assistant Coach Charles Pascal
Assistant Coach Ryan McCallen
Assistant Coach Pierre Cote
Assistant Coach Nick Cunjak
Manager Tony Cicirello
Trainer Frank Manz

Name School Pos. Number Hometown

Allen David Waterloo DH 29 Burlington, ON
Brouse Jonathan Wilfrid Laurier OF 10 Whitby, ON
Cabrero Carlos McMaster RHP 9 Burlington, ON
Cardinale Michael Brock SS/RHP 3 Mississauga, ON
Firth Justin Queens DH 5 Oakville, ON
Ferri Ricky Brock OF 35 St. Catharines, ON
Fulton Graham Western 1B 11 Vancouver, BC
Interisano Justin Guelph C 24 Guelph, ON
Kissel Matt Brock 2B 21 Whitby, ON
Lentz Adam Waterloo LHP 45 Calgary, AB
Lytwynec Paul Western 3B 16 London, ON
McDonnell Bryn Western RHP 9 Whitby, ON
McMullen Dan Guelph RHP 17 Burlington, ON
Mireault Chris Western OF 24 Windsor, ON
Mongillo Marc Guelph OF 23 Toronto, ON
Paish Adam Western RHP 32 Mississauga, ON
Panas Ryan Wilfrid Laurier 3B 4 Toronto, ON
Robinson Kurtis Brock RHP 34 Mississauga, ON
Robinson Shawn Western SS 3 Sarnia, ON
Romak Wes Guelph 2B 44 London, ON
Tinklin Ben Waterloo C 10 Kitchener, ON
Valeriote Shaun Brock 1B 20 Guelph, ON

Selected but unable to play
Campbell Ian Western OF 15 Mississauga, ON
Duckett Darnell Wilfrid Laurier OF 15 Waterloo, ON
van Pelt Brett Wilfrid Laurier LHP 27 Whitby, ON

Coaching Staff
Lounsbury Jeff Brock Head Coach
Lumley Mike Western Assistant Coach
Ballantyne Scott Wilfrid Laurier Assistant Coach

Source: SCOTT BALLANTYNE, with notes from OUA
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