February 08, 2015

Albertans Playing College Baseball

Even though this is thought of as a hockey province, there are over 50 players currently playing baseball south of the border.  Last year, Calgary's own Jordan Procyshen was on the list, and after being drafted by the Red Sox in the June draft, played for Lowell and Greenville and is expected to continue to climb up Boston's minor league system.

Which of the following players will we see be part of an MLB organization in the future?

NCAA Division I:
3B Nolan Bumstead, Calgary, California State University, Northridge
RHP Greg Hollman, Sherwood Park, Savannah State University (Georgia)
INF-RHP Tanner Kirwer, Sherwood Park, Niagara University
OF Dawson Ruschkowski, Oyen, North Dakota State University
3B-1B Dane Tofteland, Okotoks, Indiana State University
INF Mitch McGeein, Calgary, Eastern Michigan University
RHP Cashtyn DeLeeuw, Grimshaw, Murray State University (Kentucky)
OF Jeremie Fagnan, Calgary, Texas Christian University
INF Brendan Hendriks, Cochrane, University of San Francisco
RHP Chad Hodges, Medicine Hat, South Dakota State University
RHP Tyler Vavra, Calgary, Canisius College (New York)
Division II:
RHP Reese de Beaudrap, Three Hills, Salem International University (West Virginia)
2B Braden Goldade, Medicine Hat, Northern State University (South Dakota)
OF-RHP Jake Lanferman, Sherwood Park, Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
INF Derek Shedden, Edmonton, Northwestern State University (Oklahoma)
C Mike Belliveau, Calgary, Alta. Bellarmine University (Kentuck)
C Travis Steinke, Red Deer, University of Arkansas at Monticello
C Ramon Valdez, Chestermere, Barry University (Florida)
INF Kevin Czarnecki, Edmonton, Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
OF Bretton Gouthro, Calgary, Mount Olive College (North Carolina)
INF Cooper Langley, Edmonton, Fort Hays State University (Kansas)
OF Travis Sormaz, Calgary, Northern State College (South Dakota)
RHP Levi Westerlund, Oyen, Lubbock Christian University (Texas)
Division III:
INF Alex Bishop, Calgary, University of Texas at Tyler
RHP Chris Stodolka, Lethbridge, University of Texas at Tyler
INF Blake Patterson, Calgary, Spalding University (Kentucky)
RHP Cole Slamko, Okotoks, Spalding University
INF Austin Warkentin, Calgary, Mississippi College

IF Jaxson Hooge, Calgary, Tabor College (Kansas)
OF Evan Loranger, Sherwood Park, Dickinson State University (North Dakota)
OF Carson Wlad, Calgary, Siena Heights University (Michigan)
LHP Dave Erickson, Sherwood Park, Waldorf College (Iowa)
RHP-3B Tyler Czech, Stirling, Dickinson State University (North Dakota)
RHP Brendan Ethier, Calgary, Jamestown College (North Dakota)
RHP Colin Feenstra, Calgary, University of Cumberlands (Kentucky)
LHP Tyrell King, Calgary, Missouri Baptist University
LHP Jeremy McPhee, Calgary, Jamestown College (North Dakota)
RHP Ryley Ross, Edmonton, Bethany College (Kansas)
INF Kym Barthel, Lethbridge, LSU-Shreveport University
RHP Donovan Feenstra, Calgary, University of Cumberlands (Kentuck)
1B Bryn Redhead, Leduc, Graceland University (Iowa)

JUCOs and Community Colleges
OF Trey Grant, Calgary, John A. Logan College (Illinois)
INF-RHP Tanner Karpinski, Edmonton, Garden City Community College (Kansas)
SS-RHP Matt Lloyd, Calgary, Iowa Western Community College
OF Aidan Lucas, Ft. Saskatchewan, Big Bend Community College (Washington)
INF Eduardo Sanchez, Okotoks, College of San Mateo (California)
INF Cole Schneider, Ft. Saskatchewan, Colby Community College (Kansas)
OF Josh Williams, Sherwood Park, Hutchison Community College (Kansas)
INF Tyler Czech, Raymond, Porterville College (California)
RHP Connor Girard, Morinville, Allan Hancock College (California)
RHP-INF Reign Letkeman, Red Deer, Big Bend Community College (Washignton)
RHP Bo Lewington, Calgary, Southeastern Illinois College
RHP CJ Lewington, Calgary, Southeastern Illinois College
OF Triffon Tatarin, Vegreville, Garden City Community College (Kansas)
C-INF Ryan Thrasher, Sherwood Park, Marshalltown Community College (Iowa)
1B Jake Derwent, Calgary, San Joaquin Delta College (California)

Take a look at the Canadian Baseball Network for a full list of Canadians playing in college.

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