The 2012 Mosquito AAA Black Eagles are: Brandon Thom, Hassan Inayatali, Nick Kojima, Cole Kellow, Chad Hegland, Ewan MacKenzie, Drew Wambolt, Leo Jansch, Matteas Donald Hamblin, Ben Scott, Martin Lorenz and Tony Dela Pena. Coaches are: Vern Kellow, Allison Adams and Bob Jansch.
Mosquito Black Eagles Snag Silver at Provincials!
The Mosquito AAA Black Eagles began their Provincials in Cloverdale on the wrong foot, dropping a 9-1 decision to Abbotsford, but them rebounded to win the rest of their round robin games over Rutland (17-7), Duncan (11-0) and Ridge Meadows (7-3). That put them into the semis against Cloverdale where they emerged with an 8-6 win. In the re-match with Abbotsford in the final, the Eagles wilted in the 100 F plus weather and lost a tough one, claiming the silver medal.
The 2012 Mosquito A Red Eagles are: Front row, left to right: Cole Belton, Jayden Cull, Ardan Berg, Jordan Bond, Eric Luchies, Aaron Finlay. Middle row, left to right: Carson Hamilton, Kaleb Nantes, Dylan Brown, Jaylen Seto, Matt Sweeney, Reid Thompson. Back row: Coaches, Glen Brown, Dave Berg, and Ward Bond.
Mosquito Red Eagles Grab Bronze at Mosquito A Provincials
The Mosquito "A" Red Eagles travelled to Coquitlam Moody for their Provincials and after beginning with three straight wins over Richmond (11-5), Campbell River (24-2) and Ridge Meadows (16-12), they lost a 10-9 heartbreaker to Abbotsford to put them up against eventual champion Cloverdale, losing 8-3. They then rebounded to defeat North Delta in the Bronze Medal game.
The 2012 Pee Wee A Tigers are: Front row: Andrew Weir, Conor Hills, Hayden Wilcox, Tyler Hills, Liam Gatensby, Matthew Hagkull; Middle row: Ryan Smith, Calvin Wambolt, Rhys Williams, Noah Doorschot, Michael Musselwhite, Aiden Leibel; Back row: Gary Leibel (coach), Bill Doorschot (coach), Chris Smith (coach), Ian Weir (coach), Phil Williams (manager).
Pee Wee A Tigers Earn Silver Medal, July 5, 2012: The Victoria Pee Wee 'A' Tigers played in the Surrey Canadian All-Star Kickoff tournament this weekend. The tournament featured 12 teams from around the province. The Tigers defeated Rutland, Surrey and North Delta to go 3-0 and win their pool. Then, they defeated Vancouver in the semi-final. In the final, the Tigers ran into a strong team of second year players from Aldergrove and were defeated, thereby claiming 2nd place.
Pee Wee A Tigers to Host Zones: Thursday, July 26 to Sunday July 29 @ Carnarvon—the Pee Wee A Tigers will be hosting one half of the Island Zones. This will involve 2 pools of 5 teams each, one pool playing a round robin at Carnarvon, the other at Esquimalt, over 3 days. The top 3 teams advance on to the Provincials the following week in Kelowna.
Pee Wee A Tigers Secure Silver Medal at Provincials!
After making their way into the semi-finals with a 3-1 record, the Pee Wee A Tigers met up with the Aldergrove Dodgers and stunned the Dodgers (who had won their 4 round robin games by a combined score of 57-10) in a wild 14-13 affair. That put them into the finals for a re-match with the Victoria Wildcats (see Wildcats below), who had beaten the Tigers 13-8 in the round robin. The affair with Aldergrove had taken too much out of the Tigers though and they fell to the Wildcats 15-2.
The 2012 Pee Wee A Mustangs are: Back row left to right: Pete Thomsen (Coach), Reine English (Coach), Kyle Kemball (Coach); Middle row left to right: James Vince, Brandon Cowan, Luke Eilertson ,Blake Dreyer, Ethan Feser, Bailey English: Front row left to right: Jason Thomsen, Bryce Franklin, Riley Baker, Carson Kemball, Dawson Harris. Missing: Ian Franklin, Ethan Emile.
July 5, 2012 – Wildcats Win Diane Cook Tournament!: Congratulations to the Victoria peewee “A” wildcats. The wildcats went undefeated through the Dianne cook memorial tournament in Surrey on the Canada day long weekend. The wildcats opened the tournament with Josh Walker pitching a no hitter against Kamloops and also going 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Robert Webster also had 3 RBIs and Thomas Brandwood and Jon Gale each had a pair.The second game of the tournament the wildcats thumped the the host team from Newton baseball with 14 hits including a home run from Graham Dube' on route to a 17 – 2 mercy after 5 innings. Later that afternoon the wildcats played White Rock and handed them their first loss , Graham Dube' hit his second home run of the tournament and Thomas Brandwood was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI while Lance Johnson and Jon Gale each had RBI doubles. On Sunday the wildcats eliminated Newton in the semi finals with 16 hits and a strong pitching performance from Spencer Kearley. In the final Victoria would meet up again with White Rock and with Josh Walker pitching a complete game and 3 RBIs from game MVP Thomas Copland the wildcats would go on to win the tournament undefeated . Lance Johnson , Graham Dube' and Robert Webster also had two hits each in the final.
WILDCATS WIN PROVINCIAL GOLD!
The Victoria Wildcats Pee Wee "A" baseball team captured Provincial Gold in Kelowna over the August long weekend to cap off an extremely successful Provincial's weekend for Greater Victoria Minor Baseball teams. The Wildcats went undefeated through the tournament, winning six straight games to win the title, beginning with a 7-1 win over Cloverdale in the first game of pool "B" and later that day an 11-0, 5-inning mercy rule win over Vernon.
On Friday the Wildcats met with the other Pee Wee A team from Victoria , the Tigers , and beat them 13-8 in a hard fought game that was clinched in the 5th inning with a 3 run homer from Jordan MacDougall. Saturday the Wildcats met with Prince George and would mercy them 10-0 in 5 innings. Josh walker and Spencer Kearley would team up to pitch the shut out and Robert Webster would add a home run deep to right centre.
After winning 4 straight games the Wildcats would finish at the top of pool "B" and meet Comox in the crossover. The Comox Cardinals have a very good team but were no match for the Wildcats bats, who received home runs from Alec Mayer, Robert Webster and Graham Dube', who would finish with 7 RBIs in the game. Spencer Kearley pitched the complete game 14-2 win to put them in the final.
In the other pool crossover, the Victoria Tigers pulled off the upset of the tournament beating the very strong Aldergove Dodgers. The Tigers were down 11-4 and came back to win 14-13, setting up the all Victoria showdown final.
The championship game was played in 114 F heat and the Wildcats got off to a fast start with a squeeze play bunt from Jon Gale which scored 2 runs on a throwing error and moved Gale to 3rd base. He would later score what would prove to be the winning run, but the Wildcats would continue to pile on the runs helped by a home run from Alec Mayer and go on to win 15-2. Josh Walker pitched a complete game, ending the match by snagging a line drive for the final out.
The Wildcats had an amazing season going 18-0 in tournament play, winning the Island championship, as well as the Provincial championship. What's more amazing is the fact that the team consists of mainly players from the Esquimalt Baseball Association, which only had two teams in the Pee Wee Spring division to pick from. The Wildcats have 10 Esquimalt players, one from Gordon Head and one from Layritz.
The 2012 Pee Wee AAA Black Eagles are: Back Row: Coach Scott Hooper, Coach Dave Swinton, Manager Keith Davidoff; Middle Row: Michael Moore, Nate Postle, Cam Devlin, Jayden Wakeham, Quinten Davidoff, Jarod Hooper; Front Row: Parker Swinton, Austin Somers, Arareso Cochrane, Dawson Neal, Calvin Somers, Cody White, Colin Gall.
Black Eagles Win Silver at Provincials!
Richmond, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Black Eagles Pee Wee AAA baseball team finished second in the province last Sunday, bringing home a well-earned silver medal following 5-1 loss in the final to the top-seeded Cloverdale Spurs. The Black Eagles, managed by Keith Davidoff, with coaches Scott Hooper and Dave Swinton, are a summer all-star team composed of 12 and 13-year-old boys from Saanich, the Peninsula and the West Shore, representing the Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA). After beginning pool play rather ominously, with a 10-0 loss to the Cloverdale Spurs, the Black Eagles responded with wins over Coquitlam-Moody (4-2) and host Richmond (4-0) to finish 2-1 in round robin play, good enough for second in the pool. That put them up against the Abbotsford Angels in semi-finals Sunday morning and they cam out strong, going up 5-0 in the first inning. The Victoria squad managed to hold on to the lead throughout, winning 9-6 to head to the finals. In the rematch with the Spurs, who went undefeated through the tournament, the Black Eagles simply could not generate any offence and lost by the 5-1 score.
The 2012 Pee Wee AAA Red Eagles include: Back Row: Manager Dave Gramlich, Coach Gord Stark, Coach Brad Downer; Middle Row: Joe Stafford-Veale, Dawson Hurford, Duncan Knight, Brody Stark, Malcolm Harrison, Cole Mayhew; Front Row: Harrison Hurford, Colton O’Brien, Cole Tudway-Cains, Isaiah Romanow, Nick Downer, Jason Willow, Sean Gramlich
The 2012 Bantam Bulls are: Coach: Back Row: Connor Abbott, Manager: Dan Anderson; Middle Row: Ryley Abbott (Layritz), Nolan Hinse (Peninsula), Johnny Fitterer (Carnarvon), James Scott (Lambrick), Jacob Moss (Layritz), Dylan Price (Layritz); Front Row: Viktor Coffey (Carnarvon), Christian Hauff (Layritz), Trey Crust (Layritz), Brock Anderson (Layritz), Tyler Peat (Peninsula), Drew Simpson (Lambrick),
The 2012 Victoria Stingers are: Jordan Louis (head coach), Evan Keenlyside (coach), Eric Wallace (coach), John Turcotte (coach). Players: Chris Blaskovich (Peninsula), Jake Bosence (Triangle), Jeff Calton (Peninsula) Angus Catto (Carnarvon), Liam Catto (Carnarvon), Kurtis Gamble (Lambrick), Chris Marsden (Peninsula), Gianni Martin (Peninsula), Branden Paterson (Triangle), Trevor Smith (Carnarvon), Brendan Turcotte (Triangle), Karsten Waters (Layritz), Kieran Waters (Lambrick).
July 5, 2012 – Stingers Are Cloverdale Tournament Champions: The Stingers traveled to Cloverdale on the Canada Day long weekend and endured some very poor weather, but still managed to come out as tournament champions. Things did not look good on day one, as the Stingers were down 10-1 in the fifth inning against Abbotsford in their first game. In the fifth and sixth, however, the bats came alive, and the Stingers eked out a 10-10 tie. In game two, the Stingers came out with a solid effort, beating a very capable Tri City team 7-3. Game three of the round robin saw Victoria beat up on Kelowna 9-1. With their 2-0-1 record placing them in the final due to a rain shortened tournament, the Stingers were matched up against a strong Vancouver Minor team. After overcoming an early 4-0 deficit due to some defensive lapses, the Stingers fought back for an 8-5 victory. Brendan Turcotte hit a mammoth home run, Liam Catto pitched very well for the Stingers and Karsten Waters got the save. The Stingers now look ahead to the Valley of Champions tournament in Kelowna on the weekend of July 13-15.
Stingers Bring Home Silver From Provincials
With four returning players from last year's provincial silver medal team, as well as nine talented newcomers, expectations were high for the Victoria Stingers at this year's bantam AA provincial in Aldergrove.
The Stingers started off quite shaky, grinding out a 1-0 win over Tri-City, with Brendan Turcotte's six shutout innings rescuing the icy cold bats. Game two saw the Stingers play improve, beating tournament host Aldergrove 7-3 in a game which was never really in doubt. Game 3 was a matchup against highly ranked Abbotsford, and Victoria came out flying, finishing off the Angels 14-4 in a mercy rule-shortened game. With first place in the pool clinched, the Stingers beat a scrappy Richmond team 28-12 in their final round robin test.
Championship Sunday brought a date with the Vancouver Minor Yankees, and the Stingers came out and virtually ended the game in the first inning, posting nine runs (including a Kurtis Gamble home run) en route to an 11-1 blowout win. Brendan Turcotte was once again the pitching star, pitching a complete game.
With a season record somewhere around 40 wins and 1 loss, the Chilliwack Cougars were bound to be a formidable opponent in the final. Seven Cougar runs in the first two innings later, it seemed hope was all but lost. But a gutsy comeback in the third inning saw the Stingers claw back to within one run. Unfortunately, that's as close as Victoria would get, losing 10-6.
This coming weekend, the Pee Wee AAA Red and Black Eagles begin their quest for Provincial Gold in Richmond.
The 2012 Midget AA Wolves are: Aiden Carter-Hughes, Jordan Cooper, Mat Donison, Dean Elborne, Ben Hickman, Aidan McCrea, Murphy McEachern, Morgan Miles, Chase Morrison, Alex Niketas, Nick parker, Kade Russell and Jordan Toth. Coaches are Brad Morrison, Mike Miles and Todd Elborne.
Wolves Finish 2-2 at Midget AA Provincials, Prince George, July 26-28th, 2012
Game one of four for the wolves commenced on Thursday July 26th 3:00PM vs Ridge Meadows. Murphy McEachern pitched and outstanding first thee innings with Dean Elborne closing. Jordan Cooper hit a homerun in the 2nd inning, earning him the game MVP for the Wolves. Unfortunately that was the only run for Victoria and the game concluded with a score of 2-1 for Ridge.
Game two vs. Cloverdale was played the next morning with Victoria as the home team. Nick Parker, Aiden McRae, and Jordan (Jorge) Toth pitched for the Wolves. After two innings Victoria was down 8-0 due to errors and some very questionable base umpiring. Chase Morrison had a very solid game in the outfield and hit a triple to spark a comeback for Victoria in the 3rd inning, however; it was not enough and the wolves were defeated by a score of 14-9. Starting pitcher Nick Parker was awarded MVP for the Wolves.
Game three vs. Prince George who were 3-0, was delayed until the following day due to rain delays. Ben Hickman pitched a solid, entire game for the Wolves. The game was tied at 3 runs each after 2 innings but Victoria pulled ahead scoring six runs in the 4th inning. Prince George could not rally back and the final score was 9-5 for Victoria. First year Midget, Kade Russell earned MVP for the Wolves due to a strong back catching and hitting performance.
Victoria's final game took place that afternoon vs. Vancouver Community. Morgan Miles pitched well to start, with Dean Elborne closing. Tied at 2 runs each after 2 innings, Vancouver would only put one more run on the board and the Wolves were victorious with a satisfying 5-3 final score. Dean Elborne was the game's MVP. Victoria Wolves ended the tournament with a 2-2 record.
Victoria Wolves Manager/Head Coach, Brad Morrison felt blessed to have had such a talented, well presented group of young men for a team and is grateful for the coaching assistances of Tod Elborne and Mike Miles. Special thanks to all involved for making this season come together for the AA Midget 2012 Victoria Wolves. Special thanks should be extended to Janice McEachern for organizing our fundraising, travel plans amongst other numerous details. Also to Robin Boyd who purchased and prepared every meal for us during our trip to Prince George even though she was feeling under the weather. Without the efforts of these two ladies, the Wolves experiance to Prince George would not have been anywhere near so pleasant. Thank you Janice and Robin!
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