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The crew of the 2018 BC Baseball Team BC 15U Selects have made it to Chicago and have settled into our hotel, the kids are well, getting to know each other and having fun.

After a few minor travel challenges the boys got to blow off some steam. Tonight the team went to the bowling and bocci alley. The players got in a few games and had a few laughs. Finishing up the evening with a trip to Walmart to stock up on snacks and drinks for the week, road life necessities!

Tomorrow the boys will meet for an early team breakfast and then head out to Wrigley Field to check out the stores around the park, watch batting practice then the game. Nothing like some pre-competition inspiration to set the tone…

Congratulations to the Tsawwassen/Ladner associations for being awarded a College Prep Program for 2019!

BC Baseball is proud of the strides being made as it continues its journey in growth and development of grass roots baseball. BC Baseball Association is the largest baseball association in the Province numbering over 18,000 registered players and are supported by over 3300 active coaches and a base of volunteers for each team. Structured baseball programs for children and young athletes are offered at all skill levels in 52 community associations with the pinnacle of our programming for high performance being the College Prep Division.

Wayne Laviolette, acting President of the of the Tsawwassen Amateur Baseball Association, was instrumental in driving their association towards the College Prep program. “The Delta Tigers program has grown over the past 5 years and in our eyes has been a success. We have been working with the Pee Wee aged players along with the Bantam aged players and felt it was a natural progression to move the program into the Midget age group. Our goal is to offer an alternative option to players looking for high performance baseball at the 18U age group. A program that is grass roots, inclusive and offers high level baseball at an affordable price. We are hopeful that providing an 18U high performance option will encourage players to stay in their grass roots associations.
Many current and past Delta Tigers players have expressed excitement and enthusiasm in playing on the Tigers College Prep team. The prospect of playing with familiar coaching staff and in their own communities appears to be a real draw.”

The College Prep program has proven to be the best of high performance baseball in British Columbia! The Delta Tigers College Prep team is a welcomed addition and a shining example of how hard work, dedication and future vision pays off!

**Please see attached press release

The document BC_Baseball_-_College_Prep_Addition.docx.pdf was attached to this post.

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A final word from coach Cam Frick…

Team BC kicked off Championship play on Sunday with a game against the Spokane Vikings. Team BC took an early 1-0 lead in the first on after a leadoff single form Asher Hebert, two stolen bases and a sac fly from Cardel Dick, 1-0 Team BC after 1. The Vikings struck next in the fourth, scoring 3 runs off Team BC starter Aiden Henderson in the top of the 4th to take a 3-1 lead. Henderson pitched well over four innings (4IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K) against a Vikings team that was very strong offensively. Team BC answered right back in the bottom half of the 4th, scoring 2 runs to tie the game 3-3 on a pair of doubles by Ryan Holfords and Jaron Palaschuk and an RBI 1B from Matt MacDonald. A couple of errors allowed the Vikings to take a 5-3 lead after 4-1/2 but Team BC answered back in a huge way with a solo HR by Asher Hebert and a Grand Slam by Jaron Palaschuk to punch their ticket to the next round with a 9-5 win. Great Frers pitched well in relief picking up the win for Team BC.

Team BC’s next game was against the powerhouse Walla Walla Athletics Grade 8 team who entered the day with an impressive 27-1 record on the season. Team BC took a 6-0 lead into the sixth but Walla Walla’s bats woke up and produced 9 hits in the final two innings to beat Team BC 7-6. Cardel Dick was outstanding on the mound (6IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 1BB, 7K). Asher Hebert stayed on fire at the plate going 4/4 and adding 3 SB’s. Matt MacDonald, Jaron Palaschuk & Ryan Holfords also added had multiple hits in the losing effort. Congrats to Walla Walla who went on to win the tournament (their 3rd tourney win of the year).

Team BC’s final game was against the Walla Walla Wolfpack Grade 7 team. Team BC came out firing on all cylinders sending 11 hitters to the plate in the first, putting up 8 runs including a deep HR from Aiden Henderson. That was all the offence Team BC needed as James Lawson, Will Anderson & Marcus Siemens combined to allow only 4 hits and 2 runs in the 14-2 victory.

Thanks to BC Baseball for the great opportunity and to Triple Crown North West for hosting a phenomenal tournament

The squad was resilient and unified in their efforts today at the 2018 Triple Crown Father’s Day Slugfest in Tri-Cities, WA. They started with a win against North West Reign.

After falling behind 3-1 after 4, Team BC scored 8 runs in their next three AB’s to take a 9-3 lead. Kai Palmer pitched 6-1/3IP in relief keeping it close and allowing Team BC’s bats to warm up and get them back in the game.

Game MVP went to Kai Palmer for a stellar performance 6-1/3 IP, 6H, 3R, 1ER, 1BB, 13K

Honorable mentions go to:

Ryan Holford 3/3 2B, 2RBI
Matt MacDonald 2/2 2-1B
Grayson Frers 1/2, 3B, HBP, 3SB, 2RBI
Cardel Dick 2/4 3B, 2RBI

In game two, Team BC outran Northwest Naturals Navy in a 12-10 run parade. Congrats to the squad and good luck tomorrow in Game three against LSBBC Vikings.

For more info on the tournament and to follow our 13U warriors check out the updates at
https://admin.tourneymachine.com/Public/Results/Division.aspx?IDTournament=h20180604215152806ab56d84d804c42&IDDivision=h2018060515294158767f7261039d749

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Former MLB players Ernie Young and Aaron Myette were on hand this weekend working with the players of BC Baseball’s 16U High Performance Development Program. The players did not disappoint leaving it all on the field in an awesome display of talent and work ethic.

This group of future stars from all corners of the province were on point, fired up, and applying the skills and abilities passed on to them by the instructors. It was a strong statement about the future of Baseball in BC and in Canada! Players selected to the 2018 BC Baseball Team BC are on their way to Aberdeen, WA to take part in the Grays Harbor 4th of July Bash.

BC Baseball proudly wishes them good luck!

Nolan Austin
Diego Colebourne
Ty Crowe
Logan Domanski
Jake Finkelstein
Ben Havelock
Nathan Hikida
Joe Houston
Lucas Longoria
Owen McCuaig
Oliver Para
Derian Potskin
Ethan Powell
Josh Siemens
Aiden Wood

_Alternates

Austin Gurney
Ethan Kohlen
Jordan Turnbull_