Team Ontario College Alumni Report

by Jason Booth

Our second edition of our 2022 College Alumni Report comes with some more freshman making some noise in their first collegiate season, as well as some seniors who continue to mash. 

2021 grad Tyler Kelly made his collegiate debut this past week and 2021 grad Jaylen Wood has been swinging a hot bat through eight games. 

Dylan Vanderberg has been the strongest collegiate arm out of the Team O program this year, working his way into a starter's role where he's been fantastic so far. 

Our two senior's in Jordan Babcock and Drew Nixon have had similar season's in the fact they both have a crazy walk-rate so far, leading to inflated OBP numbers and they both have been flashing their power early on.

Jaylen wood, freshman, Bethesda university (nccaa)

Jaylen Wood has had a good start to his college career with Bethesda as he's 3-for-10 right now with a home run, double, five RBI and two runs scored. He's only appeared in eight games so far but he's been producing when Bethesda places him in the lineup.


Wedge made his second college appearance just a few days ago, working one scoreless inning out of the bullpen, allowing just one hit while striking out one. Wedge has now pitched 2.1 solid innings, not allowing a single run or walk, while punching out one. 

tyler kelly, freshman, lakeland CC (NJCAA)

Tyler Kelly made his college debut last week, pitching two innings against Caldwell Community College. He allowed one run on one hit, two walks and he struck out a pair.

bryn biemiller, sophomore, lourdes university (NAIA)

Biemiller continues to get innings this year from Lourdes, pitching 12.2 innings over four appearances. His best appearance came on March 10 when he worked five innings, allowing just two hits, one earned run and he struck out five.


Vanderberg has been stellar this season for Cornerstone, working his way into a starter's role where he's excelled so far. He's made four starts so far (five total appearances) and has pitched at least five innings in each of them. He currently has an ERA of 3.42 and has allowed just 20 hits over 23.2 innings, while striking out 15. More impressively, he's yet to allow more than three runs in a start and has only allowed more than two just once. 


Nixon continues to tear the cover off the ball but is also displaying a great approach at the plate. His OBP of .442 is nearly .100 points higher than his previous best at Valley City. He's currently batting .338 with three doubles and four home runs, matching his previous best at Valley City State. The strikeouts are down, the walks are up and he's hitting better than every before. Really exciting start to the year for Drew Nixon.

Jordan babcock, senior, judson university (NAIA)

Babcock is another senior who's showing really well at the dish this year. His bat really came alive this past weekend as he went 9-for-19 (.500) with a home run, two doubles, eight RBI, seven walks and nine runs scored. Babcock is now batting .325 on the season but the impressive stat is his .526 OBP (his .640 OBP in conference ranks fourth).