Between The Lines is excited to head back to Welland, ON on August 26th & 27th! BTL has teamed up with the Fergie Jenkins Showcase League in the annual BTL FJSL Invitational. The event highlights the top athletes within the FJSL. Below are the players that have accepted their invite to the BTL FJSL Invitational this week!
RHP, OF / Comox, BC / 2025 / Uncommitted
The talented 2025 Sophomore Lincoln Fugle from Mark Isfeld Secondary School and the Parksville Royals has earned and accepted an invitation to the BTL FJSL Invitational, and he’s ready to make a name for himself on the national stage.
Fugle stands tall at 6’2″ and weighs 175 pounds, making him an imposing figure on the field. As a right-handed pitcher and outfielder, he’s a versatile player who can make an impact in multiple positions. His fastball sits between 78-80 MPH, and he’s no slouch with the bat either – his exit velocity is an impressive 88 MPH, and he can run the 60-yard dash in just 7.2 seconds. He’s the complete package, and he’s just getting started.
Zach Yakich, Showcase Director for BTL, was full of praise for Fugle’s skills and potential. “We’re thrilled to have Lincoln join us for the BTL FJSL Invitational,” he said. “He’s an exciting player to watch, and I have no doubt he’ll make a big impact on the event.”
John Azzoli, Director of FJSL, echoed Yakich’s sentiments, adding that Fugle’s inclusion in the tournament is a testament to his hard work and dedication. “Lincoln is an excellent player, and he deserves to be on the national stage,” Azzoli said. “We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do.”
Matt Meier, President of BTL, was also pleased to have Fugle on board. “We’re committed to showcasing the best high school baseball talent in the country, and Lincoln is certainly one of them,” he said. “We can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the event.”
With Fugle’s impressive skills and determination, there’s no doubt that he’ll make a big impression at the BTL FJSL Invitational.
1B, LHP, OF / Courtenay, BC / 2025 / Uncommitted
Excitement is building for the upcoming BTL FJSL Invitational, and one young athlete who is sure to make an impact is 2025 sophomore Josh Tobacca. Despite his relatively small stature at 5’9 and 140 pounds, Tobacca is a multi-talented player who can handle a variety of positions on the field.
Tobacca attends GP Vanier High School and plays for the Parksville Royals, where he has impressed coaches and teammates with his natural talent and work ethic. As a left-handed pitcher, Tobacca can throw a variety of pitches and has excellent control on the mound. He is also a skilled outfielder and first baseman, with a strong arm and good instincts.
Zach Yakich, Showcase Director for Between The Lines, is excited to have Tobacca as part of the invitational. “Josh is a versatile player who can make an impact on the game in many ways,” says Yakich. “His pitching ability is particularly impressive for someone so young, and I look forward to seeing him compete against some of the top talent in the region.”
John Azzoli, Director of FJSL, also praised Tobacca’s abilities. “Josh is a talented young player who has a bright future ahead of him,” says Azzoli. “His versatility on the field is a real asset, and I believe he will be a strong player to watch at the invitational.”
Matt Meier, President of Between The Lines, echoed these sentiments and expressed his excitement for the upcoming event. “We are thrilled to have Josh as part of the invitational,” says Meier. “His skills on the field and his dedication to the game are truly impressive. I have no doubt that he will make the most of this opportunity to showcase his abilities and compete against some of the best young players in the region.”
The BTL FJSL Invitational is set to take place later this year, and with players like Josh Tobacca at the invitational, it promises to be an exciting event for baseball fans and scouts alike
SS, C / Oshawa, ON / 2027 / Uncommitted
Exciting news in the world of baseball as 2027 graduate Micah Miranda has accepted his invitation to the prestigious BTL FJSL Invitational. The young talent is currently a student at Maxwell Heights, where he boasts a 3.7 GPA, and plays for the Ontario Tusks as a SS and C.
The showcase director for Between The Lines, Zach Yakich, had high praise for Micah, stating, “We’re thrilled to have Micah join us for the BTL FJSL Invitational. Despite his size, he has a ton of talent and potential. He’s a dynamic player with a great eye for the ball and impressive skills both in the infield and behind the plate.”
John Azzoli, Director of FJSL, also expressed his excitement for Micah’s inclusion in the showcase, stating, “We’ve been following Micah’s progress for some time, and we’re impressed by his skills and dedication. We’re excited to see what he can bring to the field during the BTL FJSL Invitational.”
Micah’s coach, Drew, also weighed in on the talented young player, stating, “Micah is a strong player, a good catcher, and a good hitter. He’s always working hard and improving his game, and I have no doubt that he’ll make a big impression during the showcase.”
Micah’s acceptance to the BTL FJSL Invitational is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the sport. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the field during the showcase and wish him all the best in his future baseball endeavors.