The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's baseball team hosted its sixth annual recruiting showcase for student-athletes interested in playing for the Golden Hawks on Saturday January 14, 2017.
The event was hosted at PlayBall Academy Canada, the off-season training home of the Golden Hawks and was attended by 43 potential student-athletes. The players were put through a rigorous workout by the Golden Hawks coaching staff and then travelled to campus for a presentation from Head Coach Scott Ballantyne
on the baseball program at Laurier. Many current members of the team spoke to the recruits about their experience at Laurier.
“Each year our recruiting event has gotten stronger and stronger,” commented Head Coach Scott Ballantyne
. “We were thrilled to be able to show the potential student-athletes the PlayBall Academy Canada facility, our winter home. The coaching staff was impressed by the quality of the potential student-athletes and we look forward to adding many of them to our program for 2017."
The Golden Hawks captured the first OUA Championship in school history in 2013 and finished 2016 with a conference record of 15-3 and captured the first regular season pennant in school history.