Team Ontario Alumni Report: Week Three

by Jason Booth

Going forward, each week we will be highlighting Team Ontario alumni who are now competing at the collegiate level in the U.S., whether it be NCAA, NJCAA or NAIA.

We currently have 22 players who enter the 2021 season on a collegiate roster, highlighted by three at the Division I level.

One of the main priorities in our program is college placements and following a season that was almost entirely wiped out due to COVID-19, we couldn’t be more excited to highlight the accomplishments of our alumni this year.

David McCabe, Freshman, UNC at Charlotte (NCAA DI)

16-for-54 (.296), 14 R, 17 RBI, 8 HR, 3 2B, 4 BB, 1/1 SB
McCabe began the weekend by blasting two home runs against nationally ranked East Carolina which put him on a run of seven home runs in his past seven games.

Drew Nixon, Junior, Valley City State University (NAIA)

12-for-53 (.226), 4 R, 6 RBI, 1 HR, 4 2B, 6 BB, 1 SB
Nixon joined Valley City State following one year at Iowa Lakes CC and has become a regular in the Vikings lineup. The former Team Ontario infielder blasted his first NAIA home run earlier this month at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Parker Walker, Junior, Midway University (NAIA)

5-for-13 (.385), .438 OBP, 3 RBI, 2 BB
Walker didn’t get much of a chance to impress his new team in 2020 but isn’t wasting anytime doing so in 2021 as he’s one of the Eagles top bats early on in the season.

Tajh Smith, Sophomore, Lourdes University (NAIA)

4.26 ERA, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K
The former Team Ontario right-hander has been big for the depth of the Lourdes’ pitching staff so far. His first appearance of the year game against powerhouse Georgia Gwinnett where he allowed just one run over two innings of work.

Noah Murphy-Sealy, Sophomore, Iowa Lakes CC (NJCAA DII)

4-for-15 (.267), .421 OBP, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB
After getting just two at-bats in a COVID-19 shortened 2021 season, Murphy-Sealy has already eclipsed that number and has increased his workload big time in what will be his final season in junior college.

Kyle Perrett, Junior, University of Northwestern Ohio

Averaging over a strikeout per inning.
Perrett transferred to Northwestern Ohio following his time with junior college powerhouse, Wabash Valley. He threw the ball well for Northeastern Ohio in 2020 as he averaged over a strikeout per inning and allowed just two earned runs over his 9.2 innings pitched.