The best 14 and 15 year old baseball players from across Canada will compete for a National Championship in Oshawa this summer. A bid by Baseball Oshawa to host the Baseball Canada 15U Nationals, named the Ray Carter Cup, was approved for a two year period. This will mark the first time ever that Oshawa will host a National Baseball Championship of any level.
“We’re excited and extremely proud to bring the top 14 and 15-year-old ball players from across Canada to Oshawa and to showcase the City of Oshawa and the Durham Region,” said Ken Babcock, president of Baseball Oshawa OLMBA and Chairperson for the 15U Nationals.
The 15U Nationals will take place August 23-26 with Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium serving as the main playing site. Additional diamonds being used for this National event are the two Ajax Sportsplex Pan-Am Fields. There will be 11 teams from across Canada, including the host Oshawa Legionaires, in the nationals with teams representing: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Adding to the excitement is the potential of seeing the host Oshawa 15U Legionaires coached by Geoff Whent among the contenders for this year’s gold medal.