Three members of Herts Baseball Club departed form Heathrow Airport on Friday as part of the Great Britain U15 National Team’s tour of Canada.
They are Carlos Casal Jr, Marty Cullen Jr and Tom Everex Armstrong and play for Herts in the U17 league.
39 players tried out for the team at the start of the year. The 2012 full team roster was reduced down to 27 players including three more Herts players (Brodie Caress, Callum Vangundy and Jose Morillo).
The roster was reduced to 18 players for the trip to Canada and Casal, Cullen and Everex-Armstrong will now have the rare opportunity to play on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Whilst in Canada, the players will have the opportunity to practice and play on first class fields against very tough competition. During their time in Canada, the Cadets will be playing teams from Oshawa, Bowmanville, Whitby, Ajax at Kinsmen Stadium in Oshawa and travelling to Niagara Falls for a game against the city representative.
The Cadets will be based in Oshawa during their stay and playing three double-headers under lights. This will be the first opportunity for players to gain this experience.
On Saturday the team went to see the MLB game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays greeted the team by showing them the big screen at the stadium (pictured above).