Baseball Canada announced the names of 30 athletes invited to participate in the Junior National Team’s (U-18) annual Fall Instructional League Camp that will take place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from October 2nd - 12th.
Bermuda’s Adam Hall was one of two players including Cooper Davis represented Canada at the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan where the team finished in sixth.
The squad will play nine games in total, eight of which are against Fall Instructional League clubs from the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves organizations. Team Canada will also face Stetson University in an annual contest at the school’s campus in Deland.
All other games and practices will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports with the exception of the game on October 5th against the Blue Jays that will be played at the Bobby Mattick Complex in Dunedin.
The Fall Instructional League Camp is one of five remaining camps that will assist in the selection process to determine the 20-player roster that will represent Canada in the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario from September 1st – 10th, 2017.
“We’re at the point in our program where we can get a sense of what our roster will look like in Thunder Bay, next year,” said Head Coach and Director of National Teams, Greg Hamilton. “The Fall Instructional League Camp will offer our coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate players in a competitive environment, and at the same time, expose players to a level of competition that they will face at the next levels of the game.”