17-year-old Victor Cerny of Winnipeg has been selected to the Junior National Baseball Team and will be representing Canada at the Cuba Summer Series, July 5 – 11.
Cerny first got the call in April while playing in a tournament in Las Vegas. Team Canada has asked him to join the program in Florida in preparation for the 2017 U-18 WBSC Baseball World Cup to be held in Thunder Bay. He also joined the team to play in last month’s Dominican Summer League Series.
Victor comes from a highly accomplished sport family. He is the son of Vlastimil Cerny, former Olympian and current Head Coach of the University of Manitoba swim team. His mother, Theresa Worton, played varsity basketball for McGill University and later ran track at the high performance centre at the University of Manitoba.
Victor was selected to the Vauxhall Baseball Academy in Alberta, where he will be returning for grade 12 in September.
His other accomplishments include:
- One of the youngest players to be selected to the Tournament 12, hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014. In 2015 he helped Team Purple (Manitoba/Saskatchewan) win the tournament title.
- 2015 Western Canada Games bronze medallist
- 2014 Manitoba Bantam Player of the Year
Victor will leave for Toronto on June 30, where the team will stage for few days prior to departing for Cuba.
For more information, please contact Vlastik at 204-228-2010.