TORONTO - Elijha Hammill is still just 15, but the Oakville, Ontario, native has the talent and maturity of someone well beyond his years.
That's allowed Hammill to earn a spot on the Canadian Junior National Team, where he'll continue to compete against players who are both older and further along in their development paths than him. It's a challenge that Hammill continues to rise to.
"He shows that maturity on the field decision-making wise, confidence wise," said Greg Hamilton, head coach and director of national teams for Baseball Canada. "He gets the team dynamic and he fits really well for a young player and it's not easy to play with older guys, it's not easy to play at levels significantly beyond your age and development. He's kind of hit the ground running, seamlessly. A lot of that has to do with the level of maturity he has a a human being and an individual."