Collegiate Year-End Round Up
Another year, another collegiate season of great success for former Ontario Blue Jays across the college baseball landscape. As post-season play is underway at many levels, we look back at those who excelled across the United States this Spring.
IF Sean Pettener (Hamilton, ON) put together one heck of a stat line this year at Rend Lake College for the Warriors. Pettener finished the year hitting .430 over 26 Games, with 34 Hits, 4 Doubles, 2 Triples and 3 Home Runs while driving in 27.
IF David McCabe (Courtice, ON) is in his second season at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and continues his big presence in the 49ers line up. McCabe through 34 games has hit .350, compiling 41 Hits including 9 Doubles and 12 Home Runs adding 33 Run Batted In.
🚨 AWARD TIME! 🚨— CHARLOTTE BASEBALL (@CharlotteBSB) March 1, 2021
Congrats to David McCabe for being named C-USA's Hitter of the Week after a huge weekend at the dish against William & Mary!
FULL DETAILS: https://t.co/k5WF0bNvvp#GoldStandard | #9ATCpic.twitter.com/2Rzj3XRkb9
RHP Evan Chenier (Georgetown, ON) put together another strong season for the Atlantic-10 Conference Champion, Virginia Commonwealth Rams. Chenier threw 38 1/3 Innings over 16 Appearances in black and yellow. Evan posted a 3.76 ERA with 41 Strikeouts, a 3-0 Record while adding 6 Saves.
Possibly true: Chenier means "high-leverage strikeout" in Canadian. This one strands two runners and preserves our lead.#ThisIsRamNation#LetsGoVCUpic.twitter.com/DVxWyWJkc5— VCU Baseball (@VCUBaseball) May 29, 2021
Another year in Miami (Oklahoma), another big offensive showing from SS Tyler Small (Mississauga, ON) at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Small played in 35 Games, hitting .364 with 44 Hits, 13 Doubles, 1 Triple, 8 Home Runs and added 45 RBIs.
After transferring from Northwest Florida State RHP Jacob Kush (Guelph, ON) has settled in nicely at the University of Missouri this year, throwing 30 Innings, striking out 34 and allowing only 17 earned while opposing hitters struggled hitting .243 against him.
Jacob Kush, making his first start of the year for @MizzouBaseball, has settled into a nice groove over the last 3 hitless innings. The righty is locating at 90-92 with good feel for his 80-82 slider and an occasional changeup. It's 3-2 Mizzou after 4. pic.twitter.com/IiCPesOyBI— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) May 14, 2021
The Utility-Man, Ryan Dos Santos (Mississauga, ON) does a little bit of everything for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs finishing with a .336 Batting Average, with 40 Hits, 10 Doubles, 1 Triple, 1 Home Run and 21 Runs Battled In.
LHP Harley Gollert (Toronto, ON) finishes up his fourth season at Austin Peay State University as a workhorse for the Governors, throwing 56 2/3 Innings, compiling a 3-4 Record, while striking out 57 as hitters hit a measly .244 against the lefty.
Burlington, Ontario's finest, IF/C Garrett Takamatsu of the University of Central Oklahoma, put together another stellar regular season for the Bronchos. "Tak" was unconscious, hitting .368 with 10 Doubles, 2 Triples, 5 Home Run and added 53 RBIs while contributing behind the plate and on the infield.
Central Oklahoma baseball's six All-MIAA selections!@UCOBaseball | #RollChospic.twitter.com/AChQ72abeL— UCO Bronchos (@ucoathletics) May 12, 2021
The big fella! RHP Nathan Holmes (Mississauga, ON) has put together a great season at the University of Texas at Tyler. Holmes threw 27 2/3 Innings posting a 3.25 ERA for the Patriots. Finishing 2-2 with 1 Save, adding 23 strikeouts along the way.
From a big arm, to a big bat, from Texas to Tennessee, Toronto native, IF Malik Williams continued to be an impact bat for the Lipscomb University Bison this Spring. Williams hit .320 with 49 Hits over 38 Games including 9 Doubles, 1 Triple, 2 Home Runs and 23 RBIs.
RHP Brady Cappe (Brantford, ON) has put together one hell of a collegiate career, spanning five season and finishing this Spring at Lindsey Wilson College. Cappe finished his career throwing 71 1/3 Innings, posting a 4-6 Record while striking out 71 batters for the Blue Raiders.