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Ottawa Champions Team Up with Bytown Dodgers for Tryouts

2017 September 01

Ottawa, ON – In their ongoing support for local minor baseball, the Ottawa Champions have teamed up with the newly formed Bytown Dodgers as they prepare for their inaugural fall season.

The Bytown Dodgers will give players between the ages of 9 and 16 an opportunity to play competitive baseball at five different levels: Mosquito (2007-2008), PeeWee (2005-2006), Minor Bantam (2004), Major Bantam (2003), and Minor Midget (2002).

Former Ottawa Champions infielder Jason Coker will lead the coaching staff and will be supported by current Champions pitcher Andrew Cooper, former Champions infielder Austin Marcellus, former Women’s National Team member Hannah Martensen, and local coaches Alex Gagne and Chris Kazen.

“The Bytown Dodgers were formed as an opportunity for kids who want high level development and coaching,” says Coker. “The development side of baseball has been lacking in Ottawa so we’re trying to provide that.”

The Ottawa Champions will host the Bytown Dodgers tryout camp on Tuesday, September 5th from 6 to 10 pm at RCGT Park. All-Star outfielder and hitting coach Sebastien Boucher will be in attendance as a guest instructor. The camp is free for all prospective players.

Visit www.bytowndodgers.com for more information and to register.

“The Ottawa Champions are committed to the development of amateur baseball in our community,” says general manager Ben Hodge. “We’re thrilled to support current and former players who are passing on their knowledge to local youth who will hopefully grow up to be the next generation of Ottawa Champions.”

Ottawa Champions single game tickets can be purchased online at www.ottawachampions.com, by phone at 613-745-2255, or in person at the RCGT Park box office.

Season tickets and flex packs for the 2018 season are now on sale and can be purchased at 2017 prices until October 31st. Anyone who purchases season tickets before that date will also receive a free personalized replica 2018 alternate jersey.