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June 30, 2020

COVID-19: ESSEX MINOR BASEBALL UPDATE
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Hello Players and Parents:

   It is with great regret that EMBA has decided to cancel the 2020 season for both house league and travel ball.  This was not an easy decision, but with so many restrictions and Essex just entering Stage 2 of the re-opening on June 25th it was the best decision for everyone's safety.  OBA has issued a Return to Sport document and it details the requirements that all associations, teams, coaches, players, and parents must follow.  This document has many strict rules and it would remove the fun and challenge we all love of the game.

   

   If OBA and the government permits and we can be ensured of the safety of our players, we have discussed the possibility of hosting events in the fall.

 

   EMBA will be issuing full refunds to all players and plan to hand out cheques at the Essex Arena on July 12th from 1:00pm - 2:30pm.  If you are not able to attend, please arrange for someone else to pick up your cheque and provide the name of this person in the email referenced below.

 

   In an effort to limit the number of people gathering at any one time, please arrive during your scheduled pick up time.

 

  • 1:00-1:30 - Players’ Last name from A-H
  • 1:30-2:00 - Players’ Last name from I-Q
  • 2:00-2:30 - Players’ Last name from R-Z 

 

    Please send an email to embacoach@gmail.com with your child's name as the subject and let us know who you want the cheque made out to (Eg. Refund for Jane Doe). If you registered more than one child, please list all of their names in the email.

 

   EMBA would like to thank you for your patience and support.  We wanted to provide a meaningful season for our players but felt it was just not there at this time.

 

 

Thank You and Stay Safe!

ESSEX MINOR BASEBALL EXECUTIVE

 


TRAVEL TEAM CONTACTS
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Rookie

Contact - Chris Burnand

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Bantam Minor

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Mosquito Minor

Contact - Dian Wilson

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Bantam Major

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Mosquito Major

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Midget  03 - 04

Contact - Jamie Paquette

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Peewee Minor

Contact - Randy Langlois

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Midget Major 02

Contact - Glen Harnadek.

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Peewee Major 

Contact - Joel Lewsaw

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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.

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.


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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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Pictured above left to right: Mackie Jones (Midget Major Team) Everett Bondy (Midget Minor Team), Cole Fowler (Midget Minor Team), Hunter Rivest (Midget Major Team),  and Mike Rivest (Midget Major Team Coach)

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