2016 PeeWee AAA Announcement
April 8, 2016: The Victoria Eagles Baseball Club is pleased to announce that it has been asked by the Greater Victoria Baseball Association to operate the two 2016 PeeWee AAA Summer Teams. The Managers of the two PeeWee AAA teams will be selected by the Eagles and the teams will be organized like the other five Eagles high performance teams.
In addition, the 2016 season will see a different format for the two PeeWee AAA teams. In previous years, the two teams have been equal and balanced. However, this year the roster of the Tier 1 PeeWee AAA Black Eagles will be the top 13 players regardless of age. The 13 players chosen for the Tier 2 PeeWee AAA Red Eagles will be exclusively 11 year olds.
The Eagles will be selecting the two Managers of the PeeWee AAA teams in the next week or two. The two Managers will choose their rosters after evaluating the players at three tryouts in early May. The details of the tryouts for the two 2016 PeeWee AAA Summer Teams are as follows:
May 1st, Carnarvon Park 5:00 – 8:00 pm
May 4th, Carnarvon Park 5:00 – 8:00 pm
May 6th, Esquimalt Lions Park 5:00 – 8:00 pm
NOTE: The May 4th location was corrected to Carnarvon (instead of Lions) on April 21.
Players interested in trying out for the PeeWee AAA Red and Black Eagles should attend two of the three camps and must pre-register at http://goo.gl/forms/SZN74MMtgc . Any player unable to attend any of the three camps should contact the PeeWee AAA Coordinator, Carol Ogborne, at email@example.com.
There is a $20.00 assessment fee which must be paid in cash at the first session a player attends. Players must be at the assessment location by 5:00 pm when they will be checked in and assigned a tryout number. All players must be ready to go shortly thereafter. Any questions can be directed to Carol Ogborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PISE and GVBA Announce Player Development Partnership
PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) and the GVBA (Greater Victoria Baseball Association) are excited to announce a partnership to promote the development of baseball in Greater Victoria, through enhanced coaching, training and player development. This partnership will respond to the growing demand for high performance (HP) baseball by nurturing youth talent and local coaching expertise, with the ultimate goal of preparing players to play on provincial and national teams.
Eagles Head Coach Anthony Pluta will lead the PISE Baseball Development Program
The GVBA delivers a comprehensive baseball program for players from early youth (four years) to adult with more than 100 teams and 1,500 players under its umbrella, including a high performance (HP) program. With baseball’s growing profile in the community, and the strong possibility of the sport being part of the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, the GVBA recognizes that increased competence in coaching and training is required to develop the fundamental skills necessary for players to compete at the higher levels of the game.
Eagles Earn End of Season BCPBL Awards
The Greater Victoria Baseball Association and the Victoria Eagles High Performance Organization are pleased to announce that the Premier Eagles and a number of their players have come away with a number of All-Conference and other awards issued at year end by the BC Premier Baseball League.
Leading the way was Tyler Duncan, who was named Top Offensive Player and league Most Valuable Player. Kobe Morris received the Golden Glove Award, while Fynn Chester was named Rookie of the Year.
The Victoria Eagles also were named the Organization of the Year.
A number of players were also named to the First and Second All-Conference Teams as noted below:
First Team: Kobe Morris, Tyler Duncan, Fynn Chester
Second Team: Ethan Skuija
"This is an unbelievably great result that I attribute to a total team effort," said Martin Winstanley, the Victoria Eagles High Performance Committee Chair. Similar congratulations were also offered by GVBA President Fraser Campbell, "This is an incredible achievement by the Coaches, Players and Volunteers of the HPC at GVBA. There are a lot of people who contribute their time and energy to making the Eagles High Performance Program a success, and we would like to thank and congratulate all of you.
Victoria 10U Eagles Stage Stunning Comeback to Take Provincial Crown
Down to their last strike, the Victoria Eagles 10U baseball team mounted a furious, last gasp comeback to defeat the Abbotsford Angels by a score of 7-3 at the Mosquito A Provincial Championships in Cloverdale on Sunday, August 2nd. Trailing 2-1 in the 6th and final inning, the Eagles bats came alive to take a commanding 7-2 lead.
With a runner at third base and two outs, Trevor Neil drew a walk on a pivotal 3-2 count to stir the rally. Maguire Lines followed with clutch single, driving in Kavin Bawa, who had singled to lead off the inning, to tie the game.
Quinn Stancil then singled to give the Victoria a 3-2 lead before Josh Burrows smashed a booming double to left-center field that scored two and put the Eagles ahead decisively. Aided by an error, the Eagles tacked on two more insurance runs later in the inning.