Athletics & Recreation
Men's Baseball (League)
Top Row (Left to right): Cameron Marling (Coach), Matthew Doudelet (Coach), Sheldon Taylor, Keegan Gaskell, David Keeping, Austin Kay, Greg Gott, Ryan Skinner, Nathan MacDonald, Jordan McClocklin, Shawn Tomlinson, Paul Arsenault (Head Coach)
Bottom Row (Left to right): Brennan Daly, Dan Walsh, Alex Ostrov, Mitchell Bunker, Nick Barrett, Adam Gardner, Brett Little, Joey Brown, Chris McDonald
Front: Evan Williams
SMU Men's Baseball is made up of players from elite baseball programs in Canada and from other parts of the world. The Club is comprised of a minimum of 18 players who will travel to universities around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI to play league and playoff games (see below for the Universities in our conference). The season consists of 14 regular games and up to 9 playoff games. Our season begins September 12th and we play two doubleheaders on weekends until the middle of October. Playoffs run until the end of October and we would play the conference leaders: the winning teams makes nationals. Playing four games per weekend can be physically challenging. Students interested in SMU Baseball should manage their time wisely, so they can remain committed to the team for the entire school year. For league stats, standings and schedule visit the league website at: http://ccba-abcc.ca
SMU Men's Baseball provides a high level of competitive baseball and we hope to see all who are interested in playing attend tryouts in September.
For more information about the team please contact Jordan McClocklin (President) at email@example.com.
The Saint Mary's Baseball Team got off to a very good start to the 2015 season with 4 straight wins. They then leveled out and finished 4th in the division, qualifying for playoffs. In the first round they faces the undefeated Holland College Hurricanes, game 1 was a nail bitter that the Huskies came out on top of with a 1-0 win on the back of team captain and 2nd Team All Canadian Alex Ostrov who pitched a full 7 inning game giving up 4 hits and no runs. Holland College won game 2, so the 3rd and final game of the series was set for later in the week back in Halifax where Saint Mary's would be at home. The Huskies bats Exploded early to get out to a 9-2 lead. They eventually won 9-6 with Alex Ostrov pitching a full game again throwing 153 pitches. This qualified the Huskies for the conference finals, which they would eventually lose in the single game 4-3 in 12 innings. More importantly they qualified for the CCBA national tournament in Fredericton NB, this was the 3rd straight year that SMU had qualified for the nationals, losing in the semi finals the previous 2 years. The team would lose 3 straight heartbreakers and be knocked out early.
We will be losing a few key pieces to our lineup with some students graduating (Alex Ostrov, Jordan McClocklin, Greg Gott, Sheldon Taylor). That being said we still have a really solid team returning and we are looking to make it back to the National Tournament for a 4th straight season.
On a sadder note, the 5 year coach for the Saint Mary's Huskies, Cameron Marling lost his battle with cancer in early 2016. Cam was the drive behind the team for the past couple seasons and made a huge impact on the players, on and more importantly off the field. The team was with Cameron right till the very end and will forever hold him deeply in their hearts every time they put on that White and Maroon jersey. RIP Cameron
2016/2017 Club Executives are:
Nick Barrett - President
Adam Gardner - Vice President
Keegan Gaskell - Treasurer
Paul Arsenault - Manager
Shawn Tomlinson - Head Coach
Paul Arsenault - Head Coach
Paul began his coaching career with the Peewee A team of Central Dartmouth in 1977 and has coached various teams over the past 35 plus years. In 1990, he rejuvenated the junior program in Dartmouth and continues to serve as the General Manager of the team. He is a certified competitive coach under the National Coaches of Canada Program. He was the Head Coach of the 2008 Nova Scotia Canada Games Team and has been the Head Coach of the Saint Mary's Huskies of the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball League since 1995. He is a certified professional engineer by trade.
Paul Arsenault will be the Head Coach for the 17th consecutive season. Without Paul SMU Baseball would not be around today. From all the past players of Saint Mary's we thank you for all your time and dedication to the game of baseball and to Saint Mary's Club Sports.
Matt Doudelet - Assistant Coach
Matt has been a member of the coaching staff for the past two seasons and brings with him a wealth of playing experience at high levels as well as great enthusiam. Matt currently is the starting shortstop for the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry of the NS Senior Baseball League.
Cameron Marling - Assistant Coach
Cameron has been a member of the coaching staff for the past two seasons. He is a talented pitcher for Dartmouth of the NS Senior Baseball League. Cameron has high energy and his baseball knowledge is a good asset for the team.
Randy Stewart - Assistant Coach
This will be Randy's first year coaching with the Huskies. He has a wealth of baseball experience and knowledge which he will bring to the team. He is a catcher by trade and finished his career with Halifax Pelham Electric of the NS Baseball League.
To cover Club operations, a fee is required. The amount is to be confirmed.