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Georgetown native Shawn Hill.
Georgetown native Shawn Hill.

Canadian Ball Players Showing strong Presence at US Colleges

Courtesy of the Canadian Baseball Network

Canada has made an impression in the baseball world over the last 20 years, which included the Toronto Blue Jays winning the World Series in 1993 against the Philadelphia Phillies. Since then, there's been several great Canadian Major Leaguers including Larry Walker, Jason Bay, Eric Gagne, Justin Morneau, Joey Votto to name a few.

What may surprise you is that there are over 700 Canadians playing on College Baseball Teams throughout the US from Junior Colleges to Division 1 Schools. Bob Elliot who founded the Canadian Baseball Network, created a list of Canadians playing around the country. Elliot was elected the 2012 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

If you want to see some entertaining baseball at a School near you, check out the team's roster, there's a good chance that you'll see a Canadian play.

Here's an unofficial list courtesy of the Canadian Baseball Network. There's an other list of players that have signed letters of intent.

NCAA

Division 1

Freshmen

LHP Adam Anderson, Georgetown, Ont., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)

RHP Ryan Anthony, Toronto, Ont., Grambling State University (LA)

INF Johnny Caputo, Toronto, Ont., Stony Brook University (NY)

C Pavel Chavez-Rusova, Toronto, Ont., Niagara University (NY)

RHP Michael Clouthier, Guelph, Ont., Boston College (MA)

 

OF Hayden Coll, Richmond Hill, Ont., Niagara University (NY)

C Ryan Debi, Maple, Ont., Florida A&M University (FL)

RHP Brock Dykxhoorn, Goderich, Ont., West Virginia University (WV)

RHP Alexandre Gagné, Ottawa Ont., University of Maine (ME)

RHP Logan Grant, Brockville, Ont., Creighton University (NE)

 

INF Kyle Hann, Oakville, Ont., Mississippi State University (MS)

LHP Ryan Kellogg, Whitby, Ont., Arizona State University (AZ)

OF Conor Ledger, Toronto, Ont., Northern Kentucky University (KY)

C Konner Lutz, Medicine Hat, Alta., Stetson University (FL)

RHP Jake Marks, Brights Grove, Ont., University of Maine (ME)

 

OF Jackson Martin, Listowel, Ont., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

LHP Zach Mayo, Mather, Man., North Dakota State University (SD)

3B Mitch McGeein, Calgary, Alta., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

RHP Kyle Olver, Vancouver BC, Niagara University (NY)

OF Jacob Robson, Windsor, Ont., Mississippi State University (MS)

 

SS-3B Greg Rodgers, Surrey, BC, Niagara University (NY)

1B-OF Brett Siddall, Windsor, Ont.,  Canisius College (NY)

RHP Tyler Soucie, Cambridge, Ont., Canisius College (NY)

OF Cam Wilkie, Mississauga, Ont., Brown University (RI)

 

Sophomore

C Michael Booth, Lakeshore, Ont., Canisius College (NY)

LHP Ben Dartnell, St. Paul, Man., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

OF Brian Doran, Ayr, Ont., University of Maine (ME)

INF-RHP Michael Foster, Pickering Ont., Northeastern University (MA)

 

RHP Eric Hall, Oakville, Ont., Chicago State University (IL)

INF Joey Hawkins, Whitby, Ont., Missouri State University (MO)

INF Brendan Hendriks, Cochrane, Alta., University of San Francisco (CA)

RHP Chad Hodges, Medicine Hat, Alta., South Dakota State University (SD)

OF Michael Krische, Langley, BC, Canisius College (NY)

 

INF Spencer Marentette, Windsor, Ont., Oakland University (MI)

RHP Andrew Marra, LaSalle, Ont., University of Toledo (OH)

RHP J.D. Moore, Mississauga, Ont., South Dakota State University (SD)

OF-C Jordan Mountford, Guelph, Ont., Bryant University (RI)

1B-3B Connor Panas, Toronto Ont., Canisius College (NY)

 

C Nathan Parade de la Feraude, Surrey, BC, Chicago State University (IL)

OF Matthew Paculan, Mississauga, Ont., Western Kentucky University (KY)

INF Cole Peragine, Belle Ewart, Ont., Stony Brook University (NY)

RHP Iannick Remmillard, Valleyfield, Que., Canisius College (NY)

RHP Dylan Rheault, Sudbury, Ont., Central Michigan University (MI)

 

OF Thomas Richards, Whitby, Ont., University of Buffalo (NY)

INF Mattingly Romanin, Burlington, Ont., Chicago State University (IL)

RHP Lucas Scocchia, Thunder Bay, Ont., Oakland University (MI)

RHP Devon Stewart, Maple Ridge, BC, Canisius College (NY)

RHP Roberta Suppa, Palgrave, Ont., Cornell University (NY)

 

INF Patrick Vandoorne, Boissevain, Man., University of North Dakota (ND)

INF Jordan Varga, Port Coquitlam, BC, South Dakota State University (SD)

OF Anthony Vacca, Fonthill, Ont., University of South Carolina Upstate (SC)

 

Junior

INF Troy Black, Mississauga, Ont., University of Maine (ME)

OF Jordan Boston, Brampton, Ont., Alcorn State University (MS)

INF Jahmal Brooks, Toronto, Ont., Alabama State University (AL)

INF Alex Calbick, Burnaby, BC, University of Maine (ME)

LHP Jeff Degano, Surrey, BC, Indiana State University (IN)

 

RHP Mike Ellis, Surrey, BC, Florida International University (FL)

RHP Jon Fitzsimmons, London, Ont., Canisius College (NY)

OF Jackson Gooch, Delta, BC, McNeese State University (LA)

OF Tyler Hibbert, Unionville, Ont., Florida International University (FL)

OF Ian Horne, Vancouver, BC, Norfolk State University (VA)

 

LHP Keegan Hucul, St. Albert, Alta., University of Texas-Arlington (TX)

OF Sasha LaGarde, Pierrefonds, Que., Mercer College (GA)

RHP Didier Landry, St.-Henri, Que., University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (AK)

RHP Milan Mantle, Surrey BC, Unversity of Rhode Island (RI)

INF Chayse Marion, Red Deer, Alta.,  McNeese State University (LA)

 

RHP Terry McNabb, Davidson, Sask., North Carolina Central University (NC)

RHP Zak Miller, Surrey, BC, Arizona State University (AZ)

INF Adam Nelubowich, Stoney Plain, Alta., Washington State University (WA)

C Kelly Norris-Jones, Victoria BC, University of Illinois (IL)

INF Eric Ranson, Calgary, Alta., University of Buffalo (NY)

 

C Chris Robinson, Uxbridge, Ont., Morehead State University (KY)

SS-2B Thomas Rodrigues, Montreal, Que., Niagara University (NY)

RHP Jason Rubenstein, Thornhill, Ont., Canisius College (NY)

LHP Paul Schaak, Winkler, Man., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

RHP Graham Tebbit, Mississauga, Ont., Hofstra University (NY)

 

INF Jose Torralba, Mississauga, Ont. Canisius College (NY)

RHP Tyler Vavra, Calgary, Alta., Eastern Michigan University (MI)

3B Scott Wilcox, Burlington, Ont., Western Kentucky University (KY)

LHP Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Alta., University of Missouri (MO)

OF Shane Zimmer, St. Albert, Alta., Canisius College (NY)

 

Senior

INF Alex Baldock, Kanata, Ont., University of Buffalo (NY)

C Larry Balkwill, Chatham, Ont., Siena College (NY)

RHP Ryan Dillabough, Whitby, Ont., New York Tech University (NY)

1B-C Trevor Edwards, Toronto, Ont., University North Carolina-Greensboro (NC)

OF Zach Elbirt, Toronto, Ont., Jacksonville State University (AL)

 

C Brooklyn Foster, Langley, BC, Canisius College (NY)

INF Joe Germaine, Aldergrove, BC, Mississippi Valley State University (MS)

LHP Jason Gibson, Victoria, BC, McNeese State University (LA)

INF Jagit Gordaya, Victoria, BC, Texas Southern University (TX)

RHP Matt Hummel, Morrisburg, Ont., Marshall University (WV)

 

LHP Shane Kraemer, Vancouver, BC, South Dakota State University (SD)

INF Daniel Marra, Toronto, Ont., South Dakota State University (SD)

RHP Billy Martin, Mississauga, Ont., Canisius College (NY)

C Brent Mitchell, Paris, Ont., University of South Alabama (AL)

OF Tanner Nivins, Kitchener, Ont., Stony Brook University (NY)

 

LHP Franco Pace, Oakville, Ont., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TX)

INF-C Tyler Patzalek, Burlington, Ont., University of Maine (ME)

C Mike Reeves, Peterborough, Ont., Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

RHP Anthony Ricciardi, Toronto, Ont., Alabama State University (AL)

OF Andrew Ruck, Whitby, Ont,, Lafayette College (PA)

 

LHP Ali Simpson, Campbell River, B.C., Bethune-Cookman University (FL)

INF-RHP Joel Stubbs, Norwich, Ont., Binghamton University (NY)

OF Daniel Telford, Newmarket, Ont., South Dakota State University (SD)

1B Ryan Tulloch, Regina, Sask., University of Buffalo (NY)

C Chris Untereiner, Regina, Sask., Long Island University (NY)

 

RHP David Walkling, Nanaimo, BC, Penn State University (PA)

INF Mike Washburn, Fredericton, N.B., Central Connecticut State University (CT)

RHP Jerome Werniuk, Toronto, Ont.,  St. John's University (NY)

RHP Evan Zerff, Regina, Sask., Long Island University (NY)

 

NCAA

Division II

Freshmen

OF-RHP Nolan Axten, Minton, Sask., Minot State University (ND)

LHP Christopher Boatto, Vaughan, Ont., Alderson-Broaddus College (WV)

OF-INF Spencer Church, Windsor, Ont., Wayne State University (MI)

LHP Jack Dennis, Scarborough, Ont., California University of Pennsylvania (PA)

LHP Brad Drury Mississauga, Ont., Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)

 

RHP Matt Faulkner, Kitchener, Ont., Wayne State College (NE)

INF Corey Federico, Windsor, Ont., Oakland City University (IN)

RHP Jesse Froese, Eden, Ont., Cedarville University (OH)

OF Blair Gignac, Cambridge, Ont., University of West Alabama (AL)

RHP Jesse Goertzen, Steinbach, Man., Minot State University (ND)

 

2B Braden Goldade, Medicine Hat, Alta,, Northern State University (SD)

C Patrick Griffin, Oakville, Ont., College of Saint Rose (NY)

INF Mitch Holgate, Windsor, Ont., University of West Alabama (AL)

OF-RHP Tyson Hudson, Magrath, Alta., Dixie State College (UT)

RHP Jaime MacLean, Springhill, N.S., Angelo State University (TX)

 

INF David Marcus, Whitby, Ont., California University of Pennsylvania (PA)

LHP Jackson Morgan, Montreal, Que., St. Michael's College (VT)

RHP Mike Morley, Oakville, Ont., University of West Alabama (AL)

RHP Curtis Johnson, Sudbury, Ont., West Virginia State University (WV)

INF Daniel Peake, Mississauga, Ont., Wayne State University (MI)

 

INF-1B Keifer Quick, Leamington, Ont., Notre Dame College (OH)

RHP Barinder Rakkar, Brampton, Ont., Mount Olive College (NC)

LHP Bryce Schumilas, Waterloo, Ont., Truman State University (MO)

2B Corbyn Shields, Innisfail, Alta., Minot State University (ND)

OF Nick Skillins, Aurora, Ont. Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)

 

RHP Kyle Sonntag, Saskatoon, Sask., Northern State University (SD)

INF-RHP Yuji Suzuki, Toronto, Ont., Concordia University St. Paul (MN)

C Paul Vogelsong, Regina, Sask., Minot State University (ND)

C Chris Willins, Brampton, Ont., Alderson Broaddus College (WV)

 

Sophomore

INF Kinsley Alarcon, East York, Ont., Oakland City University (IN)

RHP Jason Barlett, Burlington, Ont., Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)

C-3B Luke Berry, Swift Current, Sask., Mount Olive College (NC)

INF Averey Bet-Payumo, Toronto, Ont., Oklahoma Panhandle University (OK)

LHP-1B Taylor Carr, St. Thomas, Ont.,  Mount Olive College (NC)

 

INF Adam Clark, St. Johns, NB, Oklahoma City University (OK)

LHP Matthew Davis, Red Deer, Alta., Minot State University (ND)

SS Brandon Gignac, La Salle, Ont., Alderson Broaddus College (WV)

RHP Dustin Godden, Brampton, Ont.. Mercyhurst University North East (PA)

OF Bretton Gouthro, Calgary, Alta., Mount Olive College (NC)

 

2B Nick Granton, Calgary, Alta., Northern State College (SD)

LHP Andrew Malone, Calgary, Alta., Colorado Mines University (CO)

1B Jeff Martin, Ajax, Ont., Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)

RHP Brett Nasello, Toronto, Ont., Oklahoma Panhandle University (OK)

LHP Alex Regan, Calgary, Alta., Mount Olive College (NC)

 

RHP Dustin Robirtis, Victoria, BC, Colorado Mesa University (CO)

RHP Zane Sawyer, Virden, Man., Minot State University (ND)

OF Travis Sormaz, Calgary, Alta., Northern State College (SD)

LHP Ty Walker, Sardis, BC, Abeline Christian University (TX)

 

Junior

C James Anderson, Barrie, Ont., Harding University (AK)

INF Dylan Beliveau, Richmond Hill, Ont., Salem International University (WV)

RHP Matt Betts, Brantford, Ont., University of West Alabama (AL)

LHP Taylor Bratton, Oakville, Ont., University of West Alabama (AL)

RHP Jordan Bray, Niagara Falls, Ont., Marcyhurst University (PA)

 

LHP Dany Coulombe, Saint Leonard Que., University of Central Missouri (MO)

OF Eric Cunningham, La Salle, Ont., Wayne State University (MI)

RHP Brent Daviault, Ottawa, Ont., Seton Hill University (PA)

RHP Jeff Davis, Mississauga, Ont., Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)

INF David Dewolfe, Fredericton, N.B., Francis Marion University (SC)

 

INF Samuel Domingue, Quebec City, Que., University of Central Missouri (MO)

INF Ben Douglas, Moose Jaw, Sask., Colorado Christian University (CO)

RHP Dylan Grosul, Toronto, Ont., West Liberty University (WV)

RHP Dave Forbes, Lombardy, Ont., Mansfield University (PA)

INF Tyler Hayes, Calgary, Alta., New Mexico Highlands University (NM)

 

RHP Jamin Heller, Lethbridge, Alta., Minot State University (ND)

LHP Austin Huibers, Waterdown Ont., Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

RHP Kris Keating, Benson, Sask., Northern State College (SD)

RHP Steven Latos, Lloydminster Sask., Northwood University (MI)

RHP David LeBlanc, Beaconsfield, Que., University of Tampa (FL)

 

LHP Keaton LeBlanc, Windsor Ont., Wayne State University (MI)

INF Justin Lee, Strathmore, Alta., Texas A@M University-Kingsville (TX)

C Connor McDougall, Victoria, BC, Concordia University St. Paul (MN)

C Connor Moughtin, Victoria, BC, Minot State University (ND)

RHP Barrett Nielsen, Wilkie, Sask., Northwest Nazerene University (ID)

 

RHP Sam Ouellet, St. Eustache, Que., West Texas A&M University  (TX)

RHP Josh Register, Winnipeg, Man. Lincoln University (MO)

LHP Bryce Schumilas, Waterloo, Ont., Truman State University (MO)

LHP Taylor Simmonds, Saint Albert, Alta., Wayne State College (NE)

OF Chike Springer, Toronto, Ont., Wayne State University (MI)

 

C Brady Stafford, St. Thomas, Ont., Limestone College (SC)

INF Steven Todoshuk, Stoney Creek, Ont., King College (TN)

RHP Levi Westerlund, Oyen, Alta. Lubbock Christian University (TX)

 

Senior

OF Jesse Bartle, Toronto, Ont., Notre Dame College (OH)

C Alexandre Béland, Trois-Rivières, Que., Post University (CT)

OF Steve Betcherman, Toronto, Ont., Rollins College (FL)

INF Todd Blair, Pickering, Ont., Post University (CT)

RHP Travis Bondy, Windsor, Ont., Notre Dame College (OH)

 

RHP Ryan Brezinski, Regina, Sask., Bemidji State University (MN)

C Johnny Broll, Mississauga, Ont., Ashland University (OH)

RHP Matt Cambria, Toronto, Ont., Post University (CT)

RHP Dustin Caplette, Moose Jaw, Sask., Southwest Baptist University (MO)

C Jesse Carriere, Windsor, Ont., Notre Dame College (OH)

 

1B Julien Casaubon, Joliette, Que., Post University (CT)

INF Jon Cotter, Moose Jaw, Sask., University of Central Missouri (MO)

OF Shane Court, Red Deer, Alta., Minot State University (ND)

RHP Marshall Dean, Saskatoon, Sask., University of Central Missouri (MO)

RHP Jarrett Duchscher, Regina, Sask., Minot State University (ND)

 

RHP Cody Dunn, Orleans, Ont., Tiffin University (OH)

LHP Nick Fogarty, Thornhill, Ont., Valdosta State University (GA)

SS Mitch Frey, Medicine Hat, Alta., Henderson State University (AK)

OF Jordan Gilmour, Gatineau, Que., Minot State University (ND)

RHP David Hatt, Toronto, Ont., Wilimngton University (DE)

 

RHP Hugo Lalonde, Montreal, Que., University of Indianapolis (IN)

OF Boston Langley, Edmonton, Alta., Rollins College (FL)

OF Brent Lawrence, Burnaby, BC, Northern State College (SD)

INF Kevin Lum, Vancouver, BC, Cameron University (OK)

RHP Taylor MacDonell, Swift Current, Sask., Wayne State College (NE)

 

C Jamie Mitchell, Calgary, Alta., Northwest Nazerene University (ID)

3B Mitch Olson, Deloraine, Man., Minot State University (ND)