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Local pitcher Jake Marks named to Canada's Junior National team

May 14,  2012

Jake Marks, an 18 year old pitcher with the Sarnia Midget Braves has been named to the Dominican Summer League roster of Canada's Junior National Team which will compete in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from May 23 - June 1st. The team will be facing some of the Dominican Republics and Venezuelas top unsigned talent as part of the trip. They will play a twelve game exhibition schedule against MLB Academy teams in the Dominican Summer League.
In addition to preparing for the IBAF 18U World Championships in September, the trip to the Dominican Republic will also be one of the final opportunities for draft eligible players on the JNT to showcase their talents in front of MLB scouts before the June 4th - 6th MLB First Year Player Draft.
Marks, who was also on the Spring Training Roster of the JNT , previously pitched for the gold medal winning Team Ontario at the Canadian Championships last August in Moncton, New Brunswick.