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Gee-Gees - Men's Baseball
550 Cumberland,
Ottawa Ontario, K1N 6N5
Phone:  (613) 562-5700

Gee-Gees - Men's Baseball - Ottawa  Sports
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After formation as a group of ball players who attended the University of Ottawa in 1995 the team played a schedule with teams from Quebec as well as Carlton University for the first number of years. After its inaugural season Kevin Bullock the team's administrative manager, at the suggestion of player Adam Nihmey, approached Larry Belanger a local youth baseball coach to help move the team forward. Larry recruited another local coach Terry Hierlihy and the seeds of the current strong baseball program were sown.

Over the next four to five years the team became stronger both on the field and as a presence on campus. A number of efforts to gain some kind of official status on campus failed but the team remained strong as a "club" under the umbrella of the University Students Federation. The big breakthrough came in 2002 with the creation of Competitive Sports Clubs under the direction of Sports Services at the school. As one of the leading teams in the new athletic category the baseball program has made further gains in on campus recognition and competitive strength.

For the last several years the Gee Gees have been continually ranked in the top ten of the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) rankings, many times at number one. The team has made two appearances at the CIBA Nationals in that time and has as its primary goal every year to participate in this champion's tournament.

As a Competitive Sports Club (CSC) team within the structure of Sports Services at the university the team usually receives partial financing from the school and raises the remainder of its required budget through nominal player fees and sponsorship.

The team made up of an 18 to 20 player roster and a taxi squad of 4 to 6 players plays a 16 game schedule in September and October leading to playoffs and the CIBA National Championship Tournament in the third week of October.  

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