Pair of local ball players training with National Junior Team

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By Darryl G. Smart

It’s been a huge couple of months for Matt Evans and Kaleb Thomas. And now the two local baseball players are in Dunedin training with the Canadian National Junior team.

Evans, from Tillsonburg, and Thomas, from Six Nations, are part of the group of players and coaches training at TD Stadium, in Dunedin, Fla. October 14-23. 

Evans, a Glendale High School student, was a standout for the Great Lakes Canadians this summer. Not only did the outfielder represent the Canadians at the 18U CPBL All-Star Showcase, he was part of the Canadian contingent at the PBR Future Games earlier in the summer. And to top it all off, the Grade 11 student committed to play for the University of Nebraska.

Thomas, a right-handed pitcher, also had a huge summer, playing for the Mississauga Tigers High Performance Program. The Brantford Collegiate Institute student also committed to play for the Missouri State University baseball team.