Jeff Francis calls it a career
After 11 big league seasons highlighted by a trip to the 2007 World Series, Jeff Francis is retiring as a professional baseball player.
Francis heads to Wall of Excellence, Martin and Votto to attend National Teams Awards Banquet
OTTAWA- A tremendous list of current and former Major League Baseball stars is shaping up for the 14th annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet set to take place Saturday, January 9th at the Northern Lights Ballroom inside the Renaissance Toronto Downtown.
Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award for fifth time
OTTAWA- Joey Votto is your 2015 Tip O’Neill Award winner, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Premier 12: Leroux, Molleken, O'Neill pick up tournament honours
OTTAWA- Canada’s run at the inaugural WBSC Premier 12 came to a disappointing end last week as a result of a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to Mexico in Taiwan, but that didn’t stop three members of Team Canada from collecting hardware following the conclusion of the event.
Premier 12: Canada eliminated after loss to Mexico
TAICHUNG, Taiwan- Canada’s run at the WBSC Premier 12 is over after a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to Mexico.
Premier 12: Canada clinches first, will face Mexico in quarters
TAICHUNG, Taiwan- Chris Leroux (Mississauga, ON) tossed seven strong innings on the mound, Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) drove in a pair of runs and Sean Jamieson (Kitchener, ON) belted a late homer for good measure as Canada defeated the Netherlands, 3-1 to stay unbeaten at the WBSC Premier 12.
Premier 12: Canada blanks Italy to stay perfect, Netherlands up next
DOULIOU, Taiwan- Jared Mortensen (Abbotsford, BC) tossed seven scoreless innings on the mound and Canada received some timely hitting, including a two-run homer from Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC), to defeat Italy 4-0 at Douliou Baseball Stadium.
Premier 12: Canada defeats Taipei in thriller
TAICHUNG, Taiwan- In a game that was nothing short of epic, Canada defeated host Chinese Taipei 9-8 to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record, good for first place in Group A at the WBSC Premier 12.
Premier 12: O'Neill powers Canada over Puerto Rico
DOULIU, Taiwan- A scoreless tie in the seventh inning was broken up with one swing of the bat as Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) drove a 2-0 offering into the seats beyond the left field fence for a two-run homer that ultimately led Canada to a 2-0 win over Puerto Rico.