News and Announcements

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Following a very successful 3 day skills camp at Aldergrove Athletic Park for 32 players, selected from Province wide tryouts, the 15 players chosen for the BCMBA 16U Selects baseball team are:
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Player Hometown

Carter Bogart F/P Chilliwack
Brendan Coulter IF/P Kamloops
Vincent Daley C/OF Kamloops
Christian Deane IF/P Delta
Brendan Fee OF/P Vancouver
Connor Graham C/OF Penticton
Matthew Greer IF/P Rutland
Jeevan Hayre OF/P Surrey
Seth Injates IF/P Maple Ridge
Tayler Kanke IF/P Penticton
Jarrod Manick IF/P Aldergrove
Connor Stockli Mervyn C/IF Langley
Joseph O’Krafka OF Richmond
Matt Radiuk IF/P Vancouver
Stephen Wade IF/P Victoria

Alternates:
Riley Ens Langley
Treyton Chisholm Kamloops

The BCMBA 16U Selects will be playing in the NorCal CABA 16U 4th of July Classic West Regional Tournament in Fremont, CA, July 2-6. Orville Germaine will be the head coach and Matt Holtzmann the assistant coach as the 16U Selects will play in the tournament that is the culmination of BC Minor Baseball’s goal of providing more skills development and high performance opportunities to the 16U portion of the 18U (Midget) division. Good Luck to the team and have a great time in the Bay Area!

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The Vancouver Minor team won the inaugural 2014 Cam Am tournament by defeating Cloverdale 8-1.

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Players arrived Thursday to Spokane Washington for the 12U “Best of the West” Tournament with teams entered from Idaho, Montana, Washington.

Thursday night we we able to arrange an exhibition game with a local Spokane All-Star team. With all 13 players batting and using 7 different pitcher to get used to the portable mounds Team BC defeating them 7-5.

Friday the Tournament begins and a welcome BBQ followed by the Tournament Skills Competition.

Two Pool games scheduled for Team BC Saturday again the BBC Crew followed in the afternoon Spokane Marlins.

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After Province wide tryouts, game and tournament evaluations, BC Minor Baseball is pleased to announce the final team roster for the 2014 BCMBA 13U Selects:

Liam Applegath Kamloops Minor Baseball
Ryan Blight Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball
Callum Borden Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball
Jacob Davies White Rock South Surrey Baseball
Tony Dela Pena Greater Victoria Baseball
Carlin Dick Abbotsford Angels Harball
Rhys Follick Cloverdale Minor Baseball
Connor Hall Campbell River Minor Baseball
Daniel Martin West Kelowna Minor Baseball
Theo Millas Burnaby Minor Baseball
Noah Patterson West Kelowna Minor Baseball
Parker Wakelyn Abbotsford Angels Hardball
Joshua Walker Greater Victoria Baseball

Head Coach: Tim Blake
Assistant Coach: Dan Dick
Assistant Coach/BCMBA Director: John Braaten

BC Minor Baseball would like to congratulate these players, and would like to thank all the players who tried out, and all the parents who supported them. Over 120 players tried out for the team this year, and the talent was spread throughout the Province.

This team will be playing in the Best of the Northwest Tournament in Spokane, WA on June 20-22.

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March 20, 2014

For Immediate Release:

Attention all Local Association Presidents,

B.C. Minor and Baseball B.C. are very excited to announce that Rob Fai and the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club have invited you to participate in a weekly segment on the “Vancouver Canadians Game Day” Program broadcast provided by TEAM 1040 and the TEAM Radio Network.

This opportunity is one that will allow Local Associations to showcase and honor one of your own to the vast listening audience served by TEAM 1040 and the TEAM Radio Network.

“Vancouver Canadians Game Day” will broadcast for 28 consecutive weeks starting Sunday April 19 and running through to the end of the Baseball Season in the fall.

B.C. Minor and Baseball B.C. have determined together, that our sport is best served through its Grass Roots foundation and wish to see the spotlight shed on the people that make our sport happen. It is with this in mind that we feel the stories that are best told are indeed your stories……

We would like to suggest stories be isolated to your Athletes or one of your Teams, Officials, Volunteers or Administrators….there are very deserving people in your community we would like to spotlight.

In order to make this opportunity work for everyone involved, we will require the absolute cooperation and input from our member organizations to ensure we all make the most of this unprecedented opportunity with the Vancouver Canadians and TEAM 1040.

This opportunity has long been sought out as it will allow us to showcase both the Canadian Baseball System and B.C. Minor. We also feel this will help to show the Main Stream Media and general public that there are other programs beside Little League Baseball, that youth in B.C. can participate in.

We will be following up with a Submission Form for you to submit your stories and further information on the particular details of taping. (If from outside the Lower Mainland) or in person (Live in Studio) should the nominee be from the Vancouver Area in the event your nomination is selected.

For further information on this release, please contact one of the following:

Mike Sarai – President – B.C. Minor Baseball Association sarai0929@shaw.ca (604) 327-0928

David Laing – Executive Director – Baseball B.C. davidlaing@baseball.bc.ca (604) 586-3312