Baseball Nova Scotia to recognize Sanford and Lawrie

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On Thursday, June 13th, a special ceremony will take place prior to the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League game between the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry and the Kentville Wildcats. The game will take place at Beazley field in Dartmouth, with the ceremony commencing at 7:15 pm.

Two Nova Scotians are making headlines in the world of professional baseball this month.

Alex Lawrie has been umpiring locally for the past nine years. During this time, he progressed rapidly, entering the Baseball Canada National Umpire Program after just five years. Over the past four years, he has umpired in two National Championships and worked in the CanAm Professional League. In 2019, he attended the Minor League Baseball Academy, where his work earned him a contract. Alex will begin his professional umpire career later this month in the Gulf Coast League.

Jake Sanford of Cole Harbour made history last week, as he became the highest drafted Nova Scotian ever in the Major League Baseball player draft. Jake went 105th overall, in the 3rd round, to the New York Yankees. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Jake captured the Triple Crown in Division 1 Conference USA and was named a 2nd team All American.             

Baseball Nova Scotia welcomes all to attend Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League game Thursday night as we honor the incredible accomplishments of Alex Lawrie and Jake Sanford.

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