Fanshawe Falcons to host upcoming baseball showcase

The Fanshawe Falcons baseball team looks to the future, hosting an upcoming showcase for aspiring athletes.

The Fanshawe Falcons will be playing host in the upcoming weeks for a varsity baseball showcase.

The showcase will be held locally at Centrefield Sports, located at 25 Midpark Cres. here in London from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5. It will cost $60 to attend. The showcase is to give up-and-coming athletes the chance to show their potential to various coaches and their staff.

The Fanshawe Falcons, headed up by their head coach Brian Harvey, are coming off of a successful season of their own, where the men captured the bronze medal at the OCAA championships. With various players graduating and leaving the team, it’s always important for the coaching staff to get a first look at potential prospects.

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“I’ve attended quite a few in the past nine or 10 years,” Harvey said. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to show their skills and traits in terms of baseball, what types of things they can offer as a skillset to coaches.”

Harvey said he’ll be looking specifically at how players conduct themselves off the field.

“Seeing how they carry themselves in terms of their attitude, the way they carry themselves as an athlete,” Harvey said. “I wouldn’t say ego or confidence, I’d say it’s like in anything in sports; if things don’t go well or if a player throws a bullpen and doesn’t like necessarily how they did. How they respond to that, what kind of resiliency they have, what kind of self-awareness they possess.”

The showcase holds some significance to the college and the coaching staff alike, with this being the first time Fanshawe has had the privilege of hosting the event. This gives the coaching staff a better opportunity to structure the event as well as the chance to offer tips and feedback to the aspiring athletes.

“Normally, when we go to a showcase, we’re just an observer in watching the athletes. Here we’re running the events that are going to be happening. The bullpens, the infield work, outfield work, catchers work, hitting, ground balls. So, we’re actually doing the running of it.”

Ultimately, Harvey said the event will be a great opportunity to get to know the next generation of baseball players.

“We just want to try and see what other talent is out there, especially local talent. Let people know and be aware that Fanshawe is a great place to come play baseball and let them know a little bit more about what our program is all about.”

Athletes will need to be sure to bring their own equipment and shoes for the event. Coach Harvey and the rest of the coaching staff will be available for a Q&A following the workout. For further information, be sure to reach out to Coach Harvey at