Saturday’s homeopener will make team and Intercounty Baseball League history as starting for the Dodgers is 15 year old pitching phenom Evan Grills. Grills, a LHP from Whitby, will be the youngest player ever to play for the Oshawa Dodgers and will sit in the Intercounty League record books along with Larry Ament, the only other 15 year old to play in the IBL when he pitched for Listowel back in 1969. Grills is no stranger to firsts. Often referred to as the John Tavares of baseball, he is the youngest player ever selected to the Ontario Blue Jays, joining their development program as a 12- year old in the fall of 2004 and the 18 and under team as a 14-year old in 2006. He became the youngest member of the Canadian National Junior team at 14 when selected in March 2007.
Presently Evan is ranked as the top Canadian player for the 2010 MLB Draft and in the top 15 high school players in North America by Perfect Game and Baseball America.
Join the Dodgers and show your support for this local baseball talent as he makes history. Tickets are only $6.00 at the door and season ticket packages for all eighteen home games are available for purchase for only $50.00. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday for what promises to be the start of an exciting season of Dodger baseball.
Watch as the Oshawa Dodgers Make History This Saturday
This Saturday May 3, 2008 the Oshawa Dodgers open up our seventh season in the Intercounty Baseball League hosting the Stratford Nationals at Kinsmen Stadium – game time 2pm. The Dodgers have done a complete overhaul in the off-season, adding a new coaching staff anchored by Field Manager Dan Bleiwas and 20 year IBL veteran Sean Travers who is making the jump to coaching after winning an IBL championship as a player last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. This year’s team sees only seven returning players in an effort to vastly improve the quality of the on-field product and advance in the IBL standings.