Les Aigles de Trois-Rivières announced the signing of four new players. Rookies Blaze Speas (outfielder), Brendon Dadson (utility player), Kevin Belskie (utility player) and Cole Warken (catcher) will wear the red and white uniform in 2021.
Blaze Speas brings his speed
The 23-year-old outfielder, Blaze Speas, comes to Mauritian soil St. Louis, Missouri. In 2019, he hit .352 in 45 college games and 0.362 in 14 pro games. In 2020, he played with the Florence Y’alls and Tucson Saguaros, hitting .295 with 22 RBIs, 8 doubles, 19 runs scored and 4 stolen bases, all in just 38 games.
“Blaze is a fast, disciplined outfielder with a great approach to batting. He’s a big addition to the roster and I have big plans for him with the Aigles,” stated Matthew Rusch, manager of the Aigles de Trois-Rivières.
Brendon Dadson, the athlete par excellence
Brendon Dadson, of Canadian origin, is from Bowmanville, Ontario. The 23-year-old rookie was named “Rookie of the Year 2019” by Intercounty Baseball League where he played for the Welland Jackfish and “Best Hitter in the North 2020” in the German professional baseball league Bundesliga. With just 43 batting appearances in 2020, Brendon posted an impressive batting average of .581 and 5 home runs.
“Brendon is a great athlete and his offensive ability is really interesting. He’s a solid player with great defensive potential as he can play several positions,” added Rusch.
Kevin Belskie, a multi-talented player
Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, utility player Kevin Belskie spent four years with Suffolk University in Boston. The 25-year-old concluded the 2019 season with a .319 batting average while working for the New York Bucks of the Empire League.
“Kevin will fill a variety of positions, both front and back. I love his professional career and I am convinced that he will offer a high level of caliber to our amateurs”, Rusch stated.
Cole Warken; rigor, discipline and competitiveness
Highly recommended by Raphaël Gladu, Cole Warken is a Canadian from Regina. The 24-year-old Saskatchewanian developed at Erskine College, South Carolina in 2019, where he maintained an excellent batting average of .363. His strength lies in his great batting discipline and his ability to hit the ball well in all fields.
“Cole’s stats at Erskine College are very impressive and his conference is very competitive. I myself played in the same conference and I have no doubts about the skills he will demonstrate on the Aigles field in 2021,” concluded the manager of the Aigles.
CURRENT 2021 ROSTER
Catcher – Joe Deluca, Experinced-1
Catcher – Cole Warken, Rookie
1st Base – Juan Kelly, Experienced-2
Utility Player – Brendon Dadson, Rookie
Utility Player – Kevin Belskie, Rookie
Raphaël Gladu, Experienced-2
Blaze Speas, Rookie
Starter – Sam Belisle-Springer, Rookie
Reliever – Wilfred Salaman, Experienced-2
Field Manager – Matthew Rusch
Pitching Coach – Kyle Lafrenz