Congratulations to 2016 ONC veterans Matt Wagner, Jon Milks and Ryan Mount as they head to Monroe Community College (NJCAA II), Western Oklahoma State College (NJCAA II) and Spokane Falls Community College (NWAC) respectively in September.


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2017 Program and Player Selection

ONC makes important changes to our 2017 programs and player selection process.

2017 player selection for all levels (15U, 16U, 18U) will commence in the fall of 2016.  Try outs will begin late August with player selection being finalized in September.

Teams will begin preparing for the 2017 season with a 2016 fall program that will include a balance of team practices and competitive games. Team workouts will continue with an indoor winter program commencing in January 2017.

ONC fall and winter programs will be for selected team players only, and will no longer be open to non-ONC players.

Tryouts for the 2017 season will commence August 23, details and registration information can be found here

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ONC Announces Coaching Changes for 2017 Season

The Ottawa Nepean Canadians announce that Matt Dubord will be taking on the role of 18U Manager, and Mike Tokessy moves into the role of 16U Manager for 2017.

It is with pleasure we announce the addition Brad Fairholm as our 15U Manager for the 2017 season. Brad has been coaching baseball in the Ottawa area since 2005, including coaching Little League District 6 Championship teams at the Minor,  Major and Junior levels, as well as OBA AAA. Brad earned a scholarship to Lynn University where he was a four-year letter winner from 1989-1992,  and was just the second baseball player ever elected to Lynn’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. In 1991, he set a school record and led NAIA District 25 in hitting average and stolen bases, earning Team MVP and NAIA All-Star honors. He was also a runner-up as the NAIA District 25 Player of the Year. He brings infectious enthusiasm to the ballpark and will complement the rest of our staff in developing young players, and young men, and in growing baseball in the Ottawa area.

After being on-field with ONC for 6 seasons, the last 3 as the 18U manager, Tanner Watson hands over the 18U reins to Matt with full confidence in him, as well as the rest of the ONC staff . Tanner will remain as a member of the ONC organization, and will continue to help develop our programs and players.

For further information on our Managers, and all ONC staff, see here

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ONC PBLO Playoff Success

2016 15U PLBO Champions

A great weekend of baseball saw all three teams successful in the PBLO playoffs, with the 15U team taking the 15U PBLO Championship, the 16U going to the finals, and 18U to the semi-finals.

A 3-2 win over the 15U Royals captured the 15U PBLO championship after wins against all their pool opponents. Dave Legault was the difference offensively scoring two runs on passed balls with excellent base running. He was 2/3 with a single and a double. Joe Toms pitched a complete game to pick up the win. Toms showed great composure on the mound battling through a couple of tough innings giving up 2 runs (1ER), 5 hits, 4k, and walking one(HBP).

The 16U team faced a strong Windsor team in the finals, and fell short despite a solid effort.  Their first meeting against the Selects, who finished first in league play (16-1), was in brackets where Ken Nguyen struck out 10 while only allowing 2 hits for a complete game 4-0 win to propel the team to the finals.

18U finish their PBLO season with a 1-0 semi-final loss to the Ontario Royals. ONC carried the momentum they gained in a sweep of their final regular season series into the PBLO playoffs. They advanced to the crossover semi-final matching up with the eventual PBLO playoff champion Ontario Royals. In a classic pitcher’s duel and defensive battle, the home team Royals scored the only run of the game, with a 2 out single in the bottom of the 7th to win 1-0.


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Solid Opening Weekend for ONC

Two of the three ONC teams were in action this past weekend with their first PBLO games of the season.  The 18U team met up with the 18U Ontario Terriers for four solid games. While the Canadians did not come away with a win, it was an excellent series, with Sunday’s 2 games each decided by one run.  Great pitching and defence by both teams.

The 15U team opened their inaugural season at home with a sweep against the London Badgers. The first game was a pitcher’s duel, with both team’s starters going the distance. The Canadians prevailed with a 1-0 win that set a tone for the weekend.  They currently sit atop the PBLO 15U Division standings after 2 weeks of league play.


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ONC’s Tanner Watson Joins Canadian Junior National Team at Spring Training

ONC’s 18U Manager and Director of Baseball Operations, Tanner Watson, has been named as a pitching coach on Canada’s 2016 Junior National Team’s spring training roster. He is joined by ONC alumnus T.J. Burton, who was also selected as a guest coach. In addition to their time with ONC, both Tanner and T.J. are alumni of the Canadian National Baseball Program.

Baseball Canada announced the names of 30 players and 7 coaches that will take part in the Junior National Team’s Spring Training camp at the Walter Fuller Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 10-20.

Games are scheduled against squads consisting of minor league prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, while two games are scheduled against a touring squad from Puerto Rico and one each against European and Australian clubs put together by Major League Baseball

For Full Story: Baseball Canada


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ONC’s Tanner Watson, Don Campbell & others Honourable Mentions on Top 100 Influential Canadians in Baseball

The Toronto Sun Media has released its annual poll of The 100 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball and several with ties to the Ottawa Nepean Canadian have received honourable mentions on this prestigious list.  Tanner Watson, ONC’s Director of Baseball Operations and 18U Manager, makes the list for the first time. Don Campbell, currently PBLO Chairman, once again is on the list, several years running. Former ONC players Peter Hoy, Phillippe Aumont and former coach T.J. Burton also receive honourable mentions.

See full 2015 list by Bob Elliott here


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