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Two Legionnaires named to Nomadic International team

Both players will take part in a talent showcase event

LEFT: Ryan Howard has played solid defense at shortstop for the Legionnaires’ U16 Elite Team. He has also spent time on the mound as well. RIGHT: Tristan DesLauriers has spent time on both sides of the plate as a catcher and a pitcher, and has also played first base for the Legionnaires. (Photos courtesy of Baseball Oshawa)

Tristan DesLauriers and Ryan Howard of the Oshawa Legionaires 16U Elite Team have been named to the Nomadic International Team.

The two players will play in a showcase event in Denver, CO July 1 to July 8.
“Another great opportunity for two of our players to gain some valuable experience and showcase their abilities. This will make them better and help them grow which will make our team better. To have four players from our team named to top showcase events speaks for the development of players in Oshawa,” says Legionaires 16U head coach Daryl Macklem.

DesLauriers, a left hand hitting catcher, first baseman and pitcher, was the first player named to the Nomadic team.

The Oshawa native is off to a good start this season with a couple of hits and RBIs in the Legionaires’ first three games.

DesLauriers was among the team’s RBI leaders during their spring training trip to Florida in March with six in eight games.

Howard, a shortstop and right handed pitcher, has been an important part of the Legionaires’ pitching staff and has helped to secure their defence up the middle.

The Clarington native had a stretch of 16 scoreless innings last fall.

The first year Legionaire led the team in runs scored in Florida in March with eight in eight games.

He will make his season debut on the mound tonight when the Legionaires host the Whitby Chiefs.
The Nomadic team is an international team made up of players from the United States, Kuwait, Australia and Canada.