“An opportunity not often achieved and never forgotten...Go Canada Go!”
Online PR News – 06-August-2012 – Calgary, Alberta - CANADA – Alberta Cal Ripken Selects, a division of Alberta Babe Ruth, is pleased to announce the final roster to represent Canada in the upcoming 2012 12U Cal Ripken World Series being held August 10-19, 2012 in Aberdeen, Maryland, USA.
2012 Official Cal Ripken Team Canada Players:
#2 Alex Sorobey, CALGARY
#4 Brady Wilson, CALGARY
#6 Jack Marlin, CALGARY
#7 Mikey Clapperton, CALGARY
#11 Zach Goruk, LETHBRIDGE
#14 Will Undershute, COCHRANE
#15 Soren Graversen, CALGARY
#17 Dylan Jacober, CALGARY
#19 Mitch Dennis, OKOTOKS
#20 Kyle Bloor, LETHBRIDGE
#23 Josh Dobberthien, CALGARY
#27 Jacob Bouzide, CALGARY
#30 Jarrod Gourley, CALGARY
#34 Rylan Zens, LACOMBE
#40 Scott Waterman, CALGARY
Steve Lloyd, Manager
Ramon Valdez, Coach
Drew Miller, Coach
Lyndsey Clapperton, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Erik Graversen, Apprentice Coach
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, August 10, with Team Canada’s first game slated for Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m., when they take the field against perennial powerhouse Mexico.
The organization, named for Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken, is a division of Babe Ruth International. Cal Ripken spent twenty-one seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, and holds the MLB Ironman record at 2,632 consecutive games. As an avid supporter of youth baseball, #8 hosts the 12/70 World Series each August at his spectacular complex in Aberdeen, Maryland.
Currently, over 700,000 kids aged 5 to 12 play Cal Ripken Baseball worldwide. Cal Ripken Baseball has accumulated a seven per cent annual growth rate since 1999, making it a premiere, and internationally respected baseball league.
The Cal Ripken World Series is held once a year, inviting ten U.S. teams and six international teams - Canada, Mexico, Australia, Dominican Republic, Japan, and South Korea. To be eligible to play in the 2012 Cal Ripken World Series, athletes must be 12 or younger as of April 30 this year.
Alberta Cal Ripken wishes our Canadian players the best of luck in the 2012 Cal Ripken World Series!
At the Canadian Qualification event, held July 19-20, 2012, Alberta Cal Ripken Selects earned the right to don the Maple Leaf after defeating BC White Rock Selects 2-0 in a best-of-three series, which was played at Okotoks, AB.
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