Messer gave Red Sox Cayman’s own angle

The Rocky Mountain Red Sox from Calgary, Alberta represented Canada at the Junior Little League World Series in Taylor, Michigan over the weekend and there was a Cayman connection in the team.  

Pitching for the Red Sox and playing centre field was Christopher Messer, son of Cayman residents Eleanor and Bill Messer. 

Rocky Mountain won the Canadian Little League Championship after going undefeated in Canada’s National Championship. 

At the beginning of the 2013 season, there were 3,600 All Star teams from around the world competing to play in the Junior Little League World Series. Only 10 of those teams remained and competed for the World Series Title. 

Messer, 14, was born in Cayman and attends school at West Island College in Calgary. 

He started playing T-Ball at The Field of Dreams in the Cayman Islands Little League developing through the softball programme, ultimately playing for the Cayman Islands All Star Team in the Little League Caribbean Regionals in Puerto Rico three years ago. 

During his regular returns home to Cayman, he is coached on island by Daryn Landsell, a former professional player in the Philadelphia Phillies organisation and baseball coach. 

Pitching for the Red Sox and playing centre field was Christopher Messer, son of Cayman residents Eleanor and Bill Messer. 

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Chris Messer started T-Ball at the Field of Dreams.

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