Veteran Canadian player, German Bundesliga Champion, hit .643 in the 2019 C.E.B Cup
Name: Aaron Dunsmore
DOB: January 8, 1988
Date Available: March 1, 2020
Positions: Coach, 2B, OF
Positions (alt): RP
College: University of Dayton
Aaron Dunsmore has a vast history of baseball experience. Aaron played division I baseball at the University of Dayton where he dominated hitting .323 with 11HR and .307 with 13 HR in consecutive years. In Junior College at Colby Community College Aaron was a 2 x First-Team All-Conference Outfielder hitting .430 with 14HR and 58 RBI his Sophomore Season.
After college Aaron played several years in Canada and Australia while continuing to put up extraordinary numbers (.440, 10 hr, 40 RBI) and also received MVP recognition in the Grand Final. In 2013 Aaron made his way over to Sweden to play professionally with the Karlskoga Bats. While there, Aaron hit .509 with 32 RBI for a Bats teams that lost in the Swedish Finals.
The summer of 2015 Aaron played in the German Bundesliga with Heidenheim Heidekopfe, and lead the to the claim German championship title behind a .439 batting average. In the German Playoffs Aaron hit .310 with 2 HR and 11 RBI in 11 Games.
Success is not an unfamiliar story for Aaron. In 2012 he was voted the League MVP with the Swift Current Indians and became a league champion in 2012/13 with the Ainslie Bears. He also led the Karlskoga Bats in hitting in 2013.
Aaron is also able to pitch if needed. He throws from a 3/4 arm slot and his velocity lies between 84-87 on average. Aaron has experience in the outfield, catching, at first base, and at second base but his primary position is outfield. He is a very versatile player and would be a welcomed addition to any team searching for a difference maker.
In 2016/2017 Aaron turned his focus to coaching as he took over the hitting coach role with the Weyburn Beavers then the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Major Baseball League. He also played with the Canadian Representative at the World Baseball Challenge where he hit clean-up and played right field, including a game MVP performance vs. Cuba. He also went to Canadian Sr. Nationals with team Alberta where he hit .400 including 1hr and 7 rbi in 6 games.
Aaron stayed in Canada in 2017/2018 going to Canadian Sr. Men’s Nationals and helping the Red Deer Riggers take home a Bronze Medal. In 2019 he re-joined the Heidenheim Heidekopfe for the end of the regular season and helped Heidenheim win the C.E.B Cup while leading the team in hitting.
Due to COVID protocols Aaron stayed in Canada in 2020 and 2021 playing with the Calgary Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks won league championships both seasons.
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"Aaron played for me the summer of 2009, and he was an instrumental part in winning a league championship in one of the top collegiate summer leagues. In the final game of the championship series, he had the biggest hit of the summer for our team. He drove a 3 run homerun to the opposite field gap which is a testament to Aaron's power. Aaron is an above average outfielder and I believe with his athleticism, passion for the game of baseball, and his ability to play the game the right way he would make a great addition for any team"