Cody Phipps signed a professional baseball contract with the Houston Astros this past week. The amount of the contract was undisclosed but, did include a signing bonus plus post secondary school dollars. Cody will be leaving for Greeneville, TN to play with the Astros â€“ Short A â€“ Appalachian League club. The Academy is very proud to have Cody be the 1st ever professionally signed player. Phipps will have Canadian icon â€“ Stubby Clapp as a hitting coach in Greeneville.
Dale Anderson has been invited back with the Canadian Junior National Team. Anderson will leave to Joplin, Missouri August 15th to play in an exhibition series with Team USA. If Dale makes it through the Missouri selection process he will participate in the World Junior Championship Americaâ€™s Qualifier in Mexico at the end of August.