TORONTO - The top men's baseball student-athletes in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) will take the turf at Rogers Centre in Toronto this Saturday in the annual Men's Baseball All-Star Game.
The longtime OUA event added a different element last year with the OCAA being included for the first time. OUA prevailed 8-5 over OCAA at the 2014 all-star game. Men's baseball was added to OCAA's portfolio of varsity sports during the 2013-14 season.
Team OUA will be represented by six members of the defending OUA champion Brock Badgers, led by OUA top pitcher Justin Ayles (Brampton, Ont.). They will be teamed up with players from the Guelph Gryphons, McMaster Marauders, Queen's Gaels, Ryerson Rams, Toronto Varsity Blues, Waterloo Warriors, Western Mustangs, Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and York Lions.
Six members of the two-time OCAA champion St. Clair Saints will take the field at Rogers Centre, including OCAA player of the year Eric Cunningham (LaSalle, Ont.). He will be joined on Team OCAA by student-athletes from the Fanshawe Falcons, Durham Lords, George Brown Huskies, Humber Hawks and Seneca Sting.
The OUA-OCAA Baseball All-Star Game will take place following the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Boston Red Sox on May 9 which begins at 1:07 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Fans not attending Saturday's Toronto Blue Jays game but wish to attend the OUA-OCAA all-star game can enter Rogers Centre at Gate 8 (south end of stadium) approximately 45 minutes following the conclusion of the Blue Jays game.
Team Ontario Colleges Athletic Association
# Player School Position Hometown
1 Dylan Harkness Durham 1B Bowmanville, Ont.
1 Crannel Jerald St. Clair OF/3B LaSalle, Ont.
2 Francisco Mata Seneca RHP Caracas, Venezuela
3 Eric Cunningham St. Clair C/OF LaSalle, Ont.
4 Spencer Green Durham OF Mallorytown, Ont.
4 Daniel Campos Humber OF Mississauga, Ont.
5 Taylor Pappin St. Clair LHP Brantford, Ont.
6 Dwaine Nichol Seneca 3B/ C Toronto, Ont.
6 Ryan Kerstens St. Clair 2B Kingston, Ont.
7 Paul Lytwynec Fanshawe SS London, Ont.
9 Sean Refflinghaus Fanshawe C London, Ont.
13 Emilio Paglia George Brown IF Maple, Ont.
13 Sean Mattson Humber IF Scarborough, Ont.
15 Brian MacDonald Humber OF/P Markham, Ont.
17 Kyle Breitner St. Clair RHP Mississauga, Ont.
19 Aaron McQuillen Durham OF Ajax, Ont.
20 Travis Rice Fanshawe RHP Dorchester, Ont.
21 Andrew Murrell George Brown OF Ajax, Ont.
27 Rob Cooper St. Clair 1B/LHP Belle River, Ont.
28 Ryan Norris Durham RHP Oshawa, Ont.
33 Ilija Bozinovski Durham RHP Ajax, Ont.
53 Braeden Ferrington Fanshawe RHP London, Ont.
Head Coach Dave Cooper St. Clair
Assistant Coach Sam Dempster Durham
Assistant Coach Matt Ferreira Humber
Assistant Coach Brian Bates Seneca
Assistant Coach Mo Watson George Brown
Assistant Coach Brian Harvey Fanshawe
Assistant Coach Bernie LaBute St. Clair
Team Ontario University Athletics
# Player School Position Hometown
1 Kyle Thalheimer Waterloo OF Richmond Hill, Ont.
2 Justin Gideon Brock OF Pickering, Ont.
3 Bradley Bedford Toronto INF/OF Burlington, Ont.
4 Dan Nicoletta Brock INF Newmarket, Ont.
4 Nolan Pettipiece Waterloo INF Burlington, Ont.
9 Turner Spears Western INF Guelph, Ont.
10 Peter Ricciardi Guelph OF Pickering, Ont.
10 Jonathan Brouse Wilfrid Laurier OF Port Perry, Ont.
11 Sean Akiyama York RHP Markham, Ont.
13 Phil Steer Brock INF Toronto, Ont.
13 Kyle Bowers Toronto 1B Toronto, Ont.
14 Tanner Young-Schultz Toronto C Stratford, Ont.
15 Adam Odd Toronto INF Mississauga, Ont.
16 Austin O'Boyle Queen's INF Toronto, Ont.
17 Jacob Chiaravalle McMaster OF Hamilton, Ont.
17 Jordan Skavinsky Western RHP Saddy, Ont.
21 Kyle Westwater Guelph 1B Campbellville, Ont.
23 Alex Kupchak Wilfrid Laurier OF Oakville, Ont.
24 Justin Interisano Guelph C Guelph, Ont.
29 Kevin MacDonald Ryerson RHP Toronto, Ont.
32 Phil Owen Brock RHP Richmond Hill, Ont.
32 Casey Bouillere-Howard Guelph RHP Brantford, Ont.
32 Andrew Ziedins Wilfrid Laurier RHP Toronto, Ont.
34 Dylan Perego Brock RHP Waterdown, Ont.
44 Michael Clouthier Waterloo OF Guelph, Ont.
89 Justin Ayles Brock RHP Brampton, Ont.
Selected But Unable to Play
8 Tyler Whealy Queen's RHP Toronto, Ont.
27 Brett van Pelt Wilfrid Laurier LHP Whitby, Ont.
44 Wes Romak Guelph 1B London, Ont.
Head Coach Jeff Lounsbury Brock
Assistant Coach SCOTT BALLANTYNE Wilfrid Laurier
Assistant Coach Tim Pegg Waterloo
Assistant Coach Matt Griffin Guelph
Assistant Coach Mike Lumley Western
- courtesy of the OUA