Who we are
In 1995, a group of ball players from the University of Ottawa decided to come together and form a baseball team. The team competed against teams from Quebec and cross-town rivals Carleton, and the program’s foundations of grit, grind and growth were established. Following the Gee-Gees inaugural season, team administrative manager Kevin Bullock approached local baseball coach Larry Belanger to help move the team forward. Larry recruited local coach Terry Hierlihy, and the seeds of the current baseball program were sown. Upon Larry’s retirement in 2013, professional European baseball player Matti Emery took the helm as the new head coach of Gee-Gees baseball. The program enjoyed many years of success and growth under the tutelage of Larry and Matti, but going into the 2017 season, the program decided to explore a new avenue for an exciting future.
In 2017, the team appointed former Gee-Gee Andrew Cockburn as Head Coach. Andrew has completed a Master of Human Kinetics - Concentration in Sport Management (MHK) from the University of Ottawa. In addition to coaching the Gee-Gees, Andrew serves as an Assistant Coach for the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians. Andrew’s passion and mind for the game has impacted many players on the team, leading to player growth and team success. With experienced veterans and a new influx of talent entering the program, the Gee-Gees baseball team is looking to expand on their successes in the upcoming 2019 season.
What we do
This year, the program has transitioned from competing against East Coast and Quebec teams in the CCBA to the OUA circuit, playing against clubs from across Ontario. We are proud to be able to compete at the OUA national championships hosted in Ajax at season’s end.
The team plays a 16-game regular season schedule beginning in September, followed by the OUA national championships held in October.
The Gee-Gees baseball program has the privilege of playing their home games in the OUA’s largest venue, 10,000-seat RCGT Stadium.
How to become a Gee-Gee
Show us what you’ve got! The Gee-gees baseball team is always looking for new talent on the diamond. If you think you have what it takes, we’d love to see you out at our tryouts held in late August.
This year’s tryout schedule is as follows:
- Aug. 28th (6pm) - Heritage Park
- Aug. 29th (6pm) - Kinsmen Park
- Aug. 30th (6pm) - Heritage Park
- Sept. 2nd (6pm) - Heritage Park
*If you are unable to make some of the tryout dates, please send an email or text to Ryan Sudhakar (Information listed below)*
Ryan Sudhakar, President