18u RHP Greg Ross (Sarnia, ON) has secured his future beyond the Great Lake Canadians with his commitment to Howard College in Big Spring, Texas earlier this fall. The 6’3 righty will head down south following the conclusion of the 2020 CPBL season.
“I wanted to play for a team that has a chance to win every year, a team that can compete with the best schools in the nation. They have a great coaching staff that recruits very well.”
“Howard has a reputation of sending players to high caliber NCAA schools, which has been a dream of mine to attend a D1 university. I looked for a good fit on and off the field, the school has every facility that a player needs to succeed on the field and succeed off the field with academics.”
Ross is entering his second season with the Great Lake Canadians and is grateful for all that he’s learned since joining the program last year.
“GLC has helped me tremendously– they iron out all the little details to help further my game and help me become a better pitcher. They gave me knowledge on how to go through the recruiting process and will help with any questions that you may have.”
“This is my second year with the program and they have helped me make big steps from where I was before I joined the team. They’ve pushed me hard and driven me to work harder and become the best pitcher of my ability.”
GLC pitching coordinator Jon Fitzsimmons is excited to watch him continue to develop as he approaches his final season with GLC.
“Greg’s a great athlete and pitches with some serious grit. He’s a guy with a lot of potential that has yet to be unlocked.”
“Typically when we add players from outside the program it takes a season for them to get used to how we do things here. That second off-season is where we really start to see those guys make huge gains and start to show what they’ll be capable of at the next level.”
“He already has a good feel for the strike zone, he competes every single time he touches the mound, and I’ve seen him unleash some power on his good days. With some added strength and a solid foundation built through a complete off-season he’s going to surprise some people this year.”
Greg’s advice for the up and coming GLC players:
“The Great Lake Canadians have some of the best coaches a teenager can get in Canada and that they should soak in all of the knowledge they can with their time with GLC.”
“Jon Fitzsimmons is a great coach to have with lots of experience and he can tell you what to do to develop but it’s up to you to put in the work on your own too. Take care of your arm, lift heavy, and throw hard.”