The 2013 Mosquito AAA Black Eagles include: Reid Thompson, Matthew Sweeney, Aaron Finlay, Kaleb Nantes, Erich Luchies, Jalen Seto, Coban Scott, Dylan Brown, Jordan Bond, Jayden Cull, Cole Benton, Jackson Yager and Ardan Berg. Coaches are Ward Bond, Glenn Brown and Dave Berg.
Mosquito AAA Black Eagles take 1st place at the Jack Short Memorial Tournament, July 19-21
After a heart breaking opening loss to Coquitlam-Moody in the bottom of the 6th inning, the Eagles rebounded with three straight wins to win the gold medal. The final against host team Ridge Meadows was a convincing 6-1 victory. Coban Scott started the final with two scoreless innings recording all 6 outs as strike outs. Jayden Cull and Jordan Bond kept them guessing over the next two innings, only surrendering one run until Ardan Berg came in to close the game for the final two innings. Ardan Berg was the final game MVP. The Black Eagles will compete next at the 2014 Mosquito AAA BC Provincials on August 1-4 in Cloverdale.
Victoria Mosquito AAA Black Eagles win Provincial Championship!
The Victoria Eagles won their first 11U AAA-tier 1 Provincial Championship in Cloverdale this past weekend, capping a season that saw the team go 18-7 over the past five weeks.
Composed of the top 2002-born players from the Greater Victoria Baseball Association, the team featured players from Carnarvon, Gordon Head, Triangle and Peninsula Baseball Associations.
The Eagles advanced through a tough division with opening day wins over Rutland (12-1) and Richmond (15-5), setting up a Day 2 showdown with powerhouses Ladner and Abbotsford.
Victoria took a 4-2 lead over the Ladner Red Sox in the fifth inning, ensuring a trip to the medal round, but a later loss to the Abbotsford Angels meant the Eagles had to face top team Cloverdale in the first semi-final on Sunday
The Eagles scored early and took a two-run lead but the Spurs rallied to take a 4-2 advantage into the final frame. In an incredible seesaw battle, the Eagles took a 6-4 lead in the top on the sixth, but the Spurs once again countered with two of their own. On to extra innings, the Eagles scratched out a run with two out and this time the Spurs were retired, eliminating the hosts and putting the Eagles through to the final.
Meeting the Abbotsford Angels one again in the final, this time the Eagles jumped out early, cruising behind solid pitching to a convincing 14-7 win and the gold medal.
The Victoria Eagles AAA tier-1 11U team and their home associations are: Reid Thompson, Matt Sweeney, Aaron Finlay and Eric Luchies (Carnarvon); Dylan Brown, Jalen Seto, Jackson Yager and Coban Scott (Gordon Head); Kaleb Nantes, Jordan Bond, Jayden Cull and Cole Belton (Triangle); Ardan Berg (Peninsula). Coaches are: Ward Bond (Triangle), Glen Brown (Gordon Head), Dave Berg (Peninsula).
The 2013 Mosquito A Red Eagles are: Coached by Chris Hambley, Tyler Luchies and Harold Cull, the team included Connor Melanson, Brendan Franklin, Jacob Popadynic, Dominic Hambley, Jordan English, Cole Daniel, Spencer Harman, Timothy Szo, Ben Bryson, Ryan Whelan, Owen Luchies, Tyrus Hall and Julian Cull.
Victoria Red Eagles Mosquito baseball team earns bronze at BCs
The Greater Victoria Baseball Association’s Mosquito A baseball team capped off a successful tournament ball season with a bronze medal at this year’s provincial championships, Aug. 2 to 4 in Cloverdale. With an overall record of 12 wins and eight losses throughout the month-long season, the team of talented eight and nine-year-olds had a combined 228 hits for 233 runs and a batting average of .456. Of 641 batters faced, the team made 305 outs and gave up 184 hits, allowing only 185 runs against all season. Coached by Chris Hambley, Tyler Luchies and Harold Cull, the team included players from the GVBA member associations of Carnarvon, Triangle, Peninsula and Gordon Head. While the Mosquito A team is typically a nine-year-old team of first-year Mosquito-age players (Connor Melanson, Brendan Franklin, Jacob Popadynic, Dominic Hambley, Jordan English, Cole Daniel, Spencer Harman, Timothy Szo, Ben Bryson and Ryan Whelan), this year’s team also included three eight-year-olds: Owen Luchies, Tyrus Hall and Julian Cull. After opening round-robin play at the Provincial championships with a 4-1 loss to Ladner, the Victoria boys earned three successive wins against Prince George (14-2), Chilliwack (15-5) and Penticton (13-11) to move on to the bronze medal game where they lost 11-7 to a tough Cloverdale team. (It had been decided before tournament play began that the bronze medal game would be deemed an exhibition game and that both teams would be deemed bronze medalists).
Pee Wee A Tigers
The 2013 Pee Wee A Tigers inckude: Nick Kojima, Brandon Thom, Matteas Donald-Hamblin, Raj Khaira, Hassaan Inayatali, Kody Stofer, Brennan Williams, Liam Haug, Brad Cox, James Vince, Tommy Hueston and Jaden Patrick. Manager is Ryan Stofer and Assistant Coaches are Doug Williams and Chris Cox.
The 2013 Pee Wee AAA Black Eagles are: Front row (Left to Right) – Cole Mayhew, Noah Doorschot, Leo Jansch, Andrew Weir, Tyler Hills, Conor Hills; Middle row – Rhys Williams, Jared Anderson, Joe Stafford-Veale, Dylan Trodden, Michael Musselwhite, Ryan Smith; Back row – Ian Weir (coach), Bill Doorschot (coach), Chris Smith (coach), George Musselwhite (manager), Phil Williams (coach).
The 2013 Pee Wee AAA Red Eagles include: Front row left to right : Blake Dreyer,Nigel Watson,Noah Miller,Luke Eilertsen, Dawson Hurford, Ethan Emile; Back Row left to right: Bailey English, Ethan Feser, Toni Dela Pena , Jayden Wakeham, Bryce Franklin , Josh Walker. Coaches row left to right: Ian Franklin , Reine English , Mike Walker, Steve Hurford
The 2013 Bantam Bulldogs are: Back row: Derek Gale (manager) Grant Fenton (coach) Don Wiebe (coach); Middle: Spencer Kearley , Graham Dubé , Lance Johnson , Jon Gale , Callum Afcouliotis , Steve Johnson (coach); Front : Alec Mayer , Thomas Copland , Jordan MacDougall , Colton Wiebe , Zack Kattler; Missing : Brandon Cowan
2013 Season Summary
The Bulldogs have enjoyed a fairly successful summer so far with a record of 9 wins and 4 losses . They head for Comox this weekend, July 25th & 26th, for the Island championship and hope to place 1st or 2nd to qualify for the Provincials in Aldergrove on the August long weekend.
The 2013 Victoria Stingers are: Manager : Jesse Blackstock; Coaches: Roger Wade and Andrew Wilson Players : Jeremy Dasilva, Ethan Tremblay, Calvin Somers, Austin Somers, Chris Niketas, Gio Walt, Brandon White, Jesse Simpson, Caleb Piechnik, Jacob Potter, Ayden Ostropolski, Jacob Moss, Stephen Wade
Bantam AA Stingers Cap Impressive Summer With Bronze at Westerns
After winning the Bantam AA Provincials over the August long weekend, the Victoria Stingers capped off their summer baseball season by bringing home a bronze medal from the Western Canadian Championships in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
The Stingers summer began with a win at the Stars and Stripes Tournament in Linden Washington, going 4-0 July 5-7. After that they placed third in the Valley of Champions Tournament July 15-17 in Kelowna, suffering the first loss of the season in the semi-finals to the host Rutland 8-7. The Stingers won the four round robin games (Prince George 8-3, Cloverdale 18-5, Fish Creek 10-0 and Tsawwassen 7-6) and then won the bronze medal game 10-0 vs. Tsawwassen.
The Stingers would then win their way to Provincials, back in Kelowna, after beating Duncan 10-0 and 15-3 in the Island Zone Championships.
In Provincials August 1st to 4th, the Stingers started slow, losing 12-9 to Vancouver Thursday and then 8-4 to Abbotsford on Friday, but the boys bounced back showing their true character on Saturday and Sunday. They came out Saturday and beat Burnaby 30-6 (yes that score is correct!) and then beat Richmond 10-4 in a game where they could only surrender 5 runs or they would be eliminated because of the tie breaker rules.
Sunday in the semi-final game, the Stingers had to face the undefeated and top seeded Cloverdale. After falling behind 5-1 after 5 innings, they put up 5 runs in the top of the sixth and won the game 6-5.
The final game matched them against the other undefeated team, and the second seed, Vancouver. After letting up two runs in the top of the first, the Stingers turned it on and never looked back. They put up runs every inning on their way to a 13-3 win and became the U15 Provincial Champs!
The Stingers then travelled to Swift Current Saskatchewan for the Westerns, and represented as Team BC. They lost the first game 9-4 against Alberta despite out hitting them. Then they lost to Manitoba, the eventual tournament winners, 11-2. The Stingers then played a great game against Saskatchewan, but still fell 4-3. In their last game together as a team, the boys played one of their best and beat the host 8-3 thereby taking third place in the process.