Crouse Wins Asia Series Crown
Baseball BC and Junior National Team alum Michael Crouse from Port Moody helped his Canberra Cavalry claim the Asia Series title last week.
The Cavalry won the right to complete at the Asia Series by winning the Australian Baseball League and flew to Taiwan as serious underdogs. Timely hitting, and good pitching led the Cavalry to come from behind in the championship game to win 14-4 to win the title.
Crouse did his part finishing 2-5 with a run scored in the championship game.
Down 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, Crouse led off with a single then went from first to third after a single by Michael Wells. He scored on the next at bat on a double play, cutting the lead to 4-3.
Crouse is currently a Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer and will complete with the Cavalry in Australia until he’s require to report to Dunedin for Jays Spring Training.
Crouse represented Canada at the 2008 IBAF 18U World Cup in Edmonton – the same year the Jays took him in the 16th round of the MLB Draft.
In 2011, the then 20 year-old wore the red and white with the Senior National Team as Canada captured the bronze medal at the IBAF World Cup in Panama before winning the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Mexico.
Photo courtesy of Baseball Canada