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October 20, 2020

2021 TRAVEL TRYOUTS TRYOUTS
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2021 BANTAM MINOR (U14- 2007)

           The Bantam Minor (14U) team for 2021 has been selected.

          
HEAD COACH
Joel Lewsaw

 

ASSISTANT COACHES

Jim Mitchell                      Gary Williams

Pat McNorton                    Paul Cornies

Jake Watters

 

ROSTER

      JD Alford                               Eric Poisson

      Jacob Bazinet                         Craig Querbach

  Matthew Cornies                      Hunter Starling

   Nash Driedger                         Colton Tiessen

       Marshall Keaton                     Quinten Wentoniuk

   Jackson Lewsaw                       Aiden Williams

Brydon Mitchell                         Gavin Young

Matthew Neufeld 

 

 

 

 

2021 PEEWEE MAJOR (U13- 2008)

 

   There is still opportunity to compete for a spot on the 2021, U13 Peewee travel team.  Once it is all clear to begin again, possibly in the new year, we will have some warm-up practices before continuing tryouts.  A fitness program during the winter months is suggested for those interested in a strong start.  Anyone new to EMBA would likely require a release.

 

   Please contact Kirk for more requirements. kjref37@hotmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
2021 MOSQUITO MAJOR (U11- 2010/2011)

 

   We have decided to end our fall tryouts due to changes in the weather and conflicting schedules with some of our parents and players (mainly hockey).  We were overwhelmed with the turnout that we received and are very excited for the 2021 season.  We plan to continue workouts which should start out slowly in January if/when an indoor facility becomes available.  When the weather breaks in the spring we will run our final tryouts and full selection of the U11 Mosquito Major Travel Team.

 

   Parents, thank you for your commitment to tryouts over the past couple weeks.  As coaches we appreciate your dedication and patience.  Thank you for joining us this fall and we hope to see you back with us soon.

 

   Tentative indoor workout schedule (if permitted).  Times & Dates - TBD

 

Late January - 1 Indoor Workout

February - 2 Indoor Workouts

March - 2 Indoor Workouts

Early April - Outdoor Tryouts (weather permitting)

Mid April - Full U11 Team Selection

 

Best Regards,

 

U11 Coaching Staff

Dian Wilson

Tim Pingle 

Randy Martin

 


TRAVEL TEAM CONTACTS
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Rookie

Contact - TBD

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Bantam Minor

ContactJoel Lewsaw

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Mosquito Minor

Contact - TBD

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Bantam Major

Contact - TBD

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Mosquito Major

Contact - Dian Wilson

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Midget  03 - 04

Contact - Jamie Paquette

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Peewee Minor

Contact - TBD

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Midget Major 02

Contact - Glen Harnadek.

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Peewee Major 

Contact - Kirk Hayes

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Junior 21U

Contact - Todd Howson

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DIAMOND STATUS
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The Town Of Essex has implemented a new phone system that will be used to communicate  if a diamond is "Closed" or "Open".


To find out the status of the diamonds please call 519-997-2499.

Please Note: The Town will continue to display "OPEN" and "CLOSED" signs on the diamonds as well.

If you see nothing in regards to the diamonds being closed assume they are open.

As the town changes it's diamond status we will do our best of keep the website up to date at the top of the website.

 

We appreciate your patience on days where the weather doesn't cooperate.

 

Yours in Baseball

Essex Minor Baseball Executive.

 

 

 


Former Yellow Jacket Junior Player Nik Motruk &

Harrow Native is an O.A.U. MVP in Baseball

 

Nik Motruk 2019 MVP O.A.U. (Ontario University Athletics)
by Garrett Fodor (article from Essex Free Press - October 24, 2019)

 

   One local athlete is crediting his small town for helping him earn his latest accolade. Growing up in Harrow, Nik Motruk never imagined he would play Ontario University Athletics baseball for McMaster University, let alone get recognized as an outstanding player. Now,three years into his University tenure, the outfielder earned MVP honours along with a first team all-star nod.


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   He began his career as a pitcher, throwing for the Marauders, until he got hurt. Motruk said that he is unable to throw without pain, which forced him to move his position to the outfield. He credits growing up in a small town for helping make the transition seamless. “I was lucky that I was from a small town. Just last year I injured my shoulder and I can no longer pitch,” Motruk said. “If I wasn’t from a small town, I’d have just been a pitcher and I’d be done baseball. We only had enough guys to field a team, so I was able to pitch and play positionally. So, [in] transitioning, I had the experience.” Motruk began playing baseball in Harrow until he reached bantam. As this age-division was not available in his hometown, he made the switch to the Essex Yellow Jackets after interacting with coach Wayne Nevin. He played under Nevin for five years, earning three championships. Mortruk credits Nevin for sparking his baseball career and he believes if he didn’t come to Essex, he would not know if it would be possible to reach these honours. Adam Strongman, Head Coach for McMaster Baseball, said Motruk exceeded expectations and grew as a leader for his team. “Since joining the team, Nik had an impact on the team every year with leadership,” Strongman said. “As he matured through his years at school, I challenged him last year to become more of a vocal leader for the team. He has led the team by his work ethic, emotion, and confidence, but having him perform in the manner he did was outstanding.” Motruk had an exceptional year where he had a batting average of .581 with 12 extra base hits, 25 RBIs and had a slugging percentage of .930. He also scored 17 runs for his team during their OUA season. 

   After being eliminated in the semi-finals of the OUA baseball tournament the weekend prior, Motruk and his McMaster team appeared in the Inaugural Canadian University National Baseball Tournament that was held October 18-20. The team made it to the semi-finals before losing to the University of Guelph in extra-innings. Motruk is currently in the engineering and management program. He has two more years that he is eligible to play and hopes to continue to play and hit new heights with his teammates. He said he believes they’ll be OUA and National Champions soon. He added that he is thankful to Coach Nevin, his parents, and everyone back home in Harrow and Essex who have supported him on his journey thus far.





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JULY 8, 2019 - EMBA PLAYERS REPRESENT @
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