News and Announcements

BC Baseball is proud to announce the formation of the Langley Township U18 College Prep team!

Continuing the tradition of strong player development and fostering the growth of competitive baseball, this newly established team will begin in the fall of 2018 and will join the BC Baseball U18 College Prep division in the spring of 2019.

Fall Ball 2018 will begin Tuesday Sept 4th and will run until mid/late October depending on weather conditions. It is open to any players from Grades 9-12 that reside anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Birth years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

There will be pre and post-Christmas training sessions and will move outside once the weather allows us to in the early spring of 2019.

Coaching Staff:

Head coach – John Parker
John has been coaching since 1986 and his credentials include:
Bantam AAA Western Canada Champions 2002
Bantam AAA Provincial Champions 2003
Above include a bronze and 5th place at Nationals
12 seasons in the BCPBL
2007 Langley Blaze BCPBL (1 season)
2008-2015 Whalley Chiefs BCPBL (8 seasons)
2016-Present North Delta Blue Jays (3 seasons)
2008 Senior Little League Provincial & National Champions, 3rd place at the Senior League World Series in Bangor Maine (Whalley Little League)

GM/Assistant coach – Mike Addy
Mike has been coaching since 2007 and his credentials include;
11 seasons in the BCPBL
2008-2011 Whalley Chiefs BCPBL (4 seasons)
2012 North Delta Blue Jays (1 season)
2013-2015 Whalley Chiefs BCPBL (3 seasons)
2016 Abbotsford Cardinals BCPBL (1 season)
2017-Present North Delta Blue Jays BCPBL (2 seasons)
2008 Senior Little League Provincial & National Champions, 3rd place at the Senior League World Series in Bangor Maine (Whalley Little League)
2010 BC Summer Games Zone 4, Gold Medal

Assistant coach – John Lipp
John has been a member of the UFV Cascades Baseball team for the past two seasons as an infielder and pitcher.

Further details will be posted as they become available including a registration link and more baseball information. Visit www.ballcharts.com/tcp

If you have any question please contact;

Mike at mbacsc@shaw.ca or 604-831-1510
John at parkerjohn@live.ca or 778-834-0443

Team BC is off to a good start with 2 pool wins yesterday which placed them in top spot in Pool A, and a semi final game today at 10:15.

Amongst the hills of Enumclaw, Washington with Mt. Rainier in the background, Team BC beat “The Game” 2-0 behind a complete game 8 strike out performance from Tricity’s Ethan Powell. Richmond Chuckers’ Nathan Hikida tied the game with a clutch double in the 5th and Ridge Meadow’s Owen McCuaig scored the winning run by leading off 6th with a double.

Game two was a different story, but with the same result: Team BC beat the Avengers 7-3 to take too spot in their pool. Victoria’s Ben Havelock struggled early, giving up 3 runs but only the first was earned. Jake Finkelstein, from Richmond came in to throw 4 plus innings of shut out relief. He racked up 11 strike outs and even got a personal shout-out by the Avengers coaching staff after the game. Offensively, Team BC broke out for 7 runs on 6 hits. Cloverdale’s Lucas Longoria paced the Canadians with 2 hits.

Coached Hyde is pleased, “The boys are coming together as a group. Two strong pitching performances from Justin’s (pitching coach) staff was huge. We are on a roll and need to keep it going”. He loves the strong contingent of Parents that have joined the team down south. Saturday, it was evident… Team BC 16U Selects is here to REPRESENT!

Bounce back for a tournament summary soon!

Thoughts and Condolences

Posted by BC Baseball Association at Jul 7, 2018 11:55PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Lorne Kenneth Upsdell, a successful Businessman & retired Baseball Coach, long-time resident of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, peacefully passed away into Heaven on June 26th 2018.

Lorne started his longevity of coaching baseball of young boys, winning Provincial and Western Canadian Championships and having the honour of being inducted into the Ridge Meadows Hall of Fame.

Lorne, a long standing coach of Ridge Meadows Baseball served several years as a 13U (Peewee) coach with an outstanding resolve towards the development of players who, under his tenor, learned how to play the game right. The impact he had on the lives of so many will carry on as his legacy

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40 Degree heat, train after train, line ups for days and throngs of July 4th revellers…. just to get to the park, but it was all worth it! The boys of the 2018 BC Baseball Team BC 15U Selects knew when they hit the gates that this was going to be a day that would live on in their memories like few others. Wrigley Field and the Cubs did not disappoint.

Chicago Deep Dish pizza, birthday serenades, photo ops with Chicago’s Finest, a Cubbies win and a stroll down the honorary Magnificent Mile were all in the line up today for the crew. A day filled with experiences and camaraderie before the boys set to it and get their game on. We are proud to have these great young men represent us on such a special day for our American brothers and sisters!

Once again, BC Baseball delivers an experience unmatched in youth baseball! good luck tomorrow!

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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…