Cabral Commits to NCAA D1 Maine University
Cabral commits to NCAA D1 Maine University
Team Ontario's Jamie Cabral has committed to NCAA D1 University of Maine. The Maine Black Bears are members of the American East conference. Each season they compete in a very tough non-conference schedule, which in 2019 included Florida State, Mississippi State, University of Alabama and Boston College.
Cabral has shown the ability to perform with multiple tools. His 6.8 second 60 yard sprint time, along with his ability to read pitchers makes him a threat on the base paths. Natural reads in the outfield, along with his strong arm strength (85+ positional velocity) makes him an excellent defender at the D1 level. Cabral impresses offensively with excellent gap to gap prowess, power potential and minimal strikeouts.
Starting out on Team Ontario’s 14U inaugural season, he had a clear cut goal of playing US college baseball. Over the next 4 years he continued to work hard in order to put himself in the best possible position to accomplish his goal. Cabral is a perfect example of progressing through Team O program development, continuing to grow and develop. During his time with Team O he has taken full advantage of every aspect the program, while also investing time and effort into himself. Cabral would constantly work after school, before practice, as well as on off-days to work on his hitting, fielding, arm strength, speed and strength. Consistently asking his coaches questions and taking video outside of practice for coaches to review for feedback and adjustments. Cabral, from day 1 of being with Team O believed and excelled at our philosophy of “hard-nosed ball, hard 90's, leave everything on the field each and every time you step between the lines.”
Cabral had a solid year at the plate at 15U hitting .390 while playing middle infield. Last season, at the 16u age group, Cabral lead the team in doubles, triples and was top 3 in stolen bases, while making a position change to the outfield to better suit his skill set for the future. He was a key offensive contributor hitting in the middle of the lineup and helped lead the team to a Troy memorial tournament championship and 2 semi-final tournament appearances. At the Midwest Challenge Jamie had a massive offensive surge going 10-14 at the plate with 4 triples, 3 doubles and 10 RBI's
We wish Cabral the best on the field and in the classroom this coming fall heading over the US border to University of Maine. Well Down Cabs!