August 25th-27th (for those Carleton students who are in Ottawa)
September 1st-3rd (for all Carleton students)
Where: Brewer Park*
Time: 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
*Brewer Park is located across Bronson Ave. from the Recreation and Athletics Facilities on the Carleton campus.
Carleton baseball is pleased to announce that senior infielder Ryan Kerstens and rookie pitcher Wil McIntyre have been nominated for the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) Top Hitter and Top Pitcher respectively. These two Ravens will represent the Northern Conference at the 2012 CIBA Awards Dinner taken pace in Ottawa on October 19th.
Kerstens, a fourth year Criminology student, grew up playing in the Kingston area before heading to Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Ryan moved back to Canada and Carleton University in the fall of 2009 to study Criminology and of course continue playing baseball. When asked for his thoughts on the nomination Kerstens proved why he is, “one of the best team guys I have ever coached”- Coach Young by stating that his focus was on winning a national title and thanking his teammates and coaching staff for helping turn around an ailing program. Kerstens stated, “I am very honoured to be nominated for this award, I want to thank my coaches and teammates for the support throughout the season. It’s a personal award which is great but my goal is a national championship with the team. Our program is on the rise. My first two seasons playing for Carleton the team was at a standstill and not doing that well. My third and fourth years the program took a total 180 degree change and we have a winning mentality”. Coach Rick Young further explained that Kerstens might be one of the best pure hitters to ever play at Carleton; his approach is very disciplined and focused. “Carleton has had a lot of great hitters over the years, Chey Cheney, Keith Blouin and Jon Dale come to mind, Ryan would be rated up there with these guys no question”.
McIntyre is a freshman also studying Criminology grew up locally playing in south Ottawa then the Ottawa Knights baseball club before heading south to play at both Erie Community College and SUNY Canton. As a 6’5” left handed pitcher McIntyre looks very dominating on the mound, unfortunately for his CIBA Northern Conference opponents he not only looked the part he played the part, winning four of his six starts. Wil lead all conference pitchers in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, aside from stats Wil brought a quiet and loose confidence to the Raven team. “He makes me laugh almost every time out, he has an infectious joy for the game that is hard not to get caught up in” says Coach Young.
McIntyre along with standout pitchers Charlie Crabb, Matt MacDonald and Tyler Bray will be leading the Ravens at the CIBA Canadian National Championships at Hamilton Yards in Nepean on October 18th to 21st.