Connor Sparks • 17 • Saskatoon • Baseball
Nominated by: Baseball Sask
Finished 5th at the 2017 Roberto Alomar Tournament 12 Showcase, competing against 160 other players, and was asked to join U18 Team Canada to play against MLB Fall extended teams.
Won a gold medal at the 2017 Jeux du Canada Games, with a batting average of .417 and only giving up two earned runs while pitching 10 innings.
Placed 6th at the 2017 U18 Baseball Canada Nationals with a .368 batting average, competing against teams from 10 provinces.
As a part of Team Canada in 2017, he pitched three innings versus the Major League Baseball Fall Extended Team - Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up only one run. He also pitched two innings against the Toronto Blue Jays Fall Extended Team, giving up only three runs.
Played basketball for Marion Graham Collegiate and finished 4th at the 2017 Bedford Road Invitational Tournament; he was the only Saskatoon player named as one of the tournament all-stars.
Read Connor's feature story here
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