By Christian J. Stewart (ISN) – BC's Nick Pivetta (Victoria) and Tyler O'Neill (Langley) are two of the top three Canadians selected so far in the Major League Baseball (MLB) 2013 Entry Draft with O'Neill going 85th overall to the Seattle Mariners and Pivetta going 136th overall to the Washington Nationals.
It has been quite the week for Victoria's Nick Pivetta. Just two days after taking the mound and getting the 8-6 win in the Victoria HarbourCats inaugural game in the West Coast League, Pivetta has been selected by the Washington Nationals in the 4th round (136th overall) of the 2013 MLB Entry Draft. Continue reading
GVBA is hereby making a call for all interested Managers for Pee Wee ‘AA’ and ‘A’ All-Star summer baseball teams in 2013. The deadline to apply will be May 11th 2013. Interested Managers should DOWNLOAD THE BRIEFING DOCUMENT and then apply to Bil Doorschot, the Pee Wee Division coordinator in writing or via fax/email at firstname.lastname@example.org (250-216-2885 (Cell); 250-383-2484 (Fax))
Any Pee Wee age players born in 2000 or 2001 interested in trying out our for the 2013 British Columbia CABA 12U (Peewee) selects team are to register for tryouts by May 1. Please see attached DOCUMENT for registration and tryout details. You may also check the BCMBA website for info. The first local tryout is this Saturday, May 4 at Carnarvon Park in Victoria at 9:00 AM or at Seraxmen Park in Nanaimo at 2:30 PM.
Players making the team will travel to Cincinatti, Ohio to take part in the CABA 12U World Series July 1-9, 2013. Last year's BC Selects, comprised of the best peewee players from across the province, was dominant in claiming the crown in Sylvania, Ohio, going 8-0 to become the first Canadian team to win the CABA title.
Players trying out for the Pee Wee AAA teams should note that the location for the second night of assessments on April 24th has now been changed to Juan de Fuca from Carnarvon Park. The first session took place on Wednesday April 17. The time remains the same 6:00 PM as does the time and location of the third assessment at Juan de Fuca on the 28th of April at 6:00 pm. Players should arrive by 5:30 pm to sign in and warm up. Players interested in AAA summer ball must attend two and only two of the assessments.
GVBA would like to invite all interested players, parents and coaches to a presentation and Q&A session by Walt Burrows, Canadian Supervisor of MLB's Scouting Bureau, on what pro and college baseball scouts look for when they evaluate young players. This event takes place in the Red Barn on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 pm.
The Victoria Eagles opened their 2013 BC Premier League home schedule this past Saturday dropping a 2-0 decision to the Whalley Chiefs on a weird weather day that saw showers and hail scattered throughout the game and then a 15 minute hail and rain downpour that left the field unplayable for Game 2. It will be made up at a later date. In Game 1, Brett Hull pitched well but took the loss as the Eagles scattered just 5 hits on the day. For the full story, see the Island Sports News article by Christian J. Stewart HERE.
Victoria Eagles GM and Junior National Team Coach Gautam Srivistava will be holding an NCCP Coaching Initiation Clinic on Wednesday April 24th at 6PM at the Red Barn in Lambrick Park. The course will be of benefit to new coaches who want to learn some of the key things that they should be passing alone to young ballplayers and it will provide a level of certification required for those wanting to coach summer and advanced levels of ball. Coaches interested in the course can register via the NCCP Clinics web site HERE.
The Pee Wee 'AAA' Summer Ball assessment nights will take place on April 17th and 24th at Carnarvon Park and on April 28th at Juan de Fuca. All assessments begin at 6:00 pm. Please note, that players must attend two of the three assessments to be considered for a team. Players should arrive no later than 5:30pm to sign in, receive a numbered pinnie and warm up. A $20.00 cheque made payable to Greater Victoria Baseball Association must accompany a signed summer ball commitment letter. Commitment letters will be available at the park.