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12 NJCAA Baseball Players Recognized by Canadian Baseball Network
 January 3, 2013

From Bob Elliott, Canadian Baseball Network

Tyler Hollick, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NJCAA Division II Player of the Year, has been named to the 2012 Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian college team.

The Chandler-Gilbert CC (Ariz.) outfielder was joined on the First Team by a pair of Lamar CC (Colo.) Runnin’ Lopes: outfielder Jackson Gooch and shortstop Pier-Olivier Dostaler.

Lefty Keegan Hucal of Seward County CC (Kan.) shared honours as the left-handed starter on 13th annual CBN All-Canadian team which honours the best of the 745 Canadians playing south of the border. 

The Stony Brook Sea Wolves, Cinderella story of the NCAA DI College World Series were not ignored by the 58 voters as clean-up hitting second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum earned Player of the Year honours finishing one first-place vote ahead of Arkansas-Little Rock’s Sean Bignall and three up on Gooch.

The other three Canadian Sea Wolves recognized were: outfielder Tanner Nivins and shortstop Cole Peragine were named to the CBN Second Team, while reliever Jasvir Rakkar picked up Third Team honours.

Trevor Edwards of North Carolina-Greensboro and Tissenbaum were the only repeat First Teamers.

Sharing southpaw honours with Hucal was David Otterman of the University of British Columbia, while LSU-Shreveport’s Jared Mortensen was the top right-hander and Canisius closer Jon Fitzsimmons the best reliever.

Maine’s Tyler Patzalek and Siena’s Larry Balkwill shared catching honours.

The infield consists of LSU-Shreveport first baseman Greg Friesen, third baseman Andrew Firth from UBC, Tissenbaum and Dostaler.

In the outfield were Hollick, Bignall and Gooch.

Edwards was voted the DH.

First Team
LHP Keegan Hucul, St. Albert, Alta. Seward County CC, 9-2, 2.99                                            

LHP David Otterman, Coquitlam, B.C., UBC, 5-3, 2.57  

RHP Jared Mortensen, Abbotsford, B.C. LSU-Shreveport 12-2, 1.67

RP Jon Fitzsimmons London, Canisius 3-2, 1.42 11 SV 

C Larry Balkwill Chatham, Siena .281 6 HRs 29 RBIs 

C Tyler Patzalek, Burlington, Maine .286, 3, 35

1B Greg Friesen, Regina, LSU-Shreveport .391, 15, 68

2B Maxx Tissenbaum, Toronto, Stony Brook .390, 3, 51

3B Andrew Firth, London, UBC .360, 4, 50

SS Pier-Olivier Dostaler, Mont-Carmel, Que. Lamar CC, .437, 3, 43

OF Shawn Bignall, Brampton, Arkansas Little Rock .346, 18, 64

OF Jackson Gooch, Delta, B.C. Lamar CC, .415, 18, 72

OF Tyler Hollick, Calgary, Chandler-Gilbert CC, .457, 1, 29

DH Trevor Edwards, Toronto, North Carolina-Greensboro .289, 14, 35

Second Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

LHP Rob Zastryzny, Edmonton, Missouri 3-5, 3.80
RHP Ryan Van Spronson, Brantford, Ont., Wagner 8-1, 2.07                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

RP Skylar Janisse, Maidstone, Ont., San Jacinto 2-3, 0.67, 11 SV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

C Eitan Maoz, Ottawa, Ont., North Carolina-Pembroke .345, 3, 32                                                                                                                                      

1B Chayse Marion, Red Deer, Alta., Trinidad State JC, .434, 12, 50

2B Scott Jones, Victoria, B.C. Colby CC, .358, 8, 37

3B Alex Calbick, Burnaby, B.C. Maine .287, 5  43

SS Cole Peragine, Belle Ewart, Ont. Stony Brook.304, 0, 39 

OF Blake Carruthers, Calgary, UBC, .356, 5, 39

OF Austin Russell, Victoria, B.C. Colby CC, .402, 1 , 37

OF Tanner Nivins, Kitchener, Ont., Stoney Brook .306, 2, 34

OF Byron Reichstein, St. Thomas, Ont., Texarkana.364, 5, 36 

DH Ricky Alvernaz, Victoria, B. C. Mayville State .372, 3, 43 

Third Team
LHP Tylr Lawrence, Belle River, Ont.  Garrett, 8-2, 2.57

RHP Mike Ellis, Surrey, B.C. Florida International, 3-2, 3.13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

RP Jarvis Rakkar, Brampton, Ont., Stoney Brook 6-2, 3.68, 3 SV 
C Chris Robinson, Uxbridge, Ont. Louisburg, .318, 4, 37                                                                                                                                     

1B Brett Sanders, Paris, Ont. Southeastern .391, 13, 66

2B Ryland Chin, Strathmore, Alta. Campbellsville .392, 2, 27                                                                                                                                                              

3B Khifer O’Connor, Pembroke, Ont., St. Lawrence .390, 3, 44                                                                                                                                                          

SS Brandon Collins, East York, Ont. Genesee CC, .421, 5, 42

OF Emmanuel Forcier, St-Hyacinthe, Que. New Mexico Jr. College .389, 3,  26 

OF Peter Bako, Mississauga, Southeastern Oklahoma State .336, 4, 21

OF Jon Mihic, (Langley, B.C. Kansas Wesleyan .370, 5, 48

DH Tyler Barlow, Maple Ridge, B.C. Midland, .336, 0, 33 

Honourable mentions can be found at CanadianBaseballNetwork.com (canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/2012-all-canadian-team-tissenbaum-cbn-poy/).

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