The Mounties made their way to the Final Game of the Delta Tigers Fall Classic but lost 3-2 to the host team and current BC Minor Provincial Champions. It wasn't a usual Fall Ball game with both starting pitchers in mid season form and great defence played by both teams. Steven Kahne...
Fall Ball try outs will be held on September 6th at UBC and September 7th at Hillcrest, 6pm both days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The Fall Ball program is for players who intend to try out for the Bantam AAA Mounties in 2017 AA or A. ...
The Mounties took the Okanogan by storm, playing sound baseball throughout the weekend to claim their first tournament win of the year. The boys started off winning three out of four in the Kamloops Riverdogs Sussex Tourney round robin to earn a playoff birth. Eleven different Mounties had...
After a tough extra innings game against the Burnaby Braves that didn't go the Mounties way, the boys travelled to Nanaimo on a mission to play a twin bill against the provincial host Pirates. Three RBI's from Perry and stellar pitching from Hunter and Petersen gave the Mounties a solid...
The Mounties hosted the PBL Prep Blaze for two on a brilliant summer's day at Hillcrest, and took game one 7-3, then game two 7-0. Six different Mountie pitchers were dominant, striking out 20, and walking but three while scattering 10 Blaze hits over 14 innings on the day....
Well another season is in the books. After 72 games and a lot of ups and downs it's safe to say it was a successful season. The loss in the semi finals at Provincials was tough but the road to get there was worth it. The boys improved and will all be contributors on their teams next year. We are taking a couple of weeks off but will be announcing the details about Fall Ball soon. Thanks to the amazing group of parents for their support and their efforts in scorekeeping, arranging hotels, providing food and water at games and field work. To the players, thank you for your hard work and great attitude, coaching this team was a pleasure.
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Season Opener Vs. Richmond
The boys looked a bit nervous against a strong Richmond team as nothing went well for them in the first game of the 2015 season. After stringing some hits together in the 5th to make the score a respectable 5-3, some walks and some weak defence allowed the home team to extend the lead to 11-3. Plenty to learn from this game going into a 4 game weekend in Victoria where the Mounties will have a chance to get back to basics and play some solid baseball. Cason, Aiden and Angus came ready to play but the Mounties will need a full team effort to compete in this strong league.
Mounties vs. Expos Game 2
The Mounties woke up in game 2 and a lead off double by Aiden set the tone for the day. Aiden reached base four times and scored four times and thanks to 2 RBI games from Trew, Cason, Eli and Angus and 3 stolen bases from Brendan the Mounties prevailed 9-4 in game 2. Anthony, Keegan and Trew allowed 1 hit on the day and besides a few walks and some wonky defence in the 4th inning the Mounties pitching depth promises to be strong this year. The Expos made the score 5-4 but the Mounties put up 4 in the 7th to earn the split on a beautiful afternoon that officially ushered in Spring. As was the case in game 1 the Mounties defence took away some hits from a well coached Expos team that has good hitting depth. The season opener is Wednesday at Richmond which will prove to be a good test for the 2016 edition of the Mounties
Mounties vs Expos Game 1
In a final tune up before the start of the regular season the Mounties paid a visit to the Vancouver Minor Expos. The bats were cold in game one as the Mounties were baffled by the Expos pitching and thanks to some timely hitting the home team won game 1, 3-0. The pitching for the Mounties was solid with Aiden, Simon and Angus scattering 7 hits and considering it was Simon's first time on the bump sincde the Pope was an altar boy (20 months actually) the pitching effort was good but when you only get 3 hits it is tough to win. There were some great defensive plays by both teams that kept the score lower than it may have been.
Game 5 of the Whalley Jamboree: Reds 3 Mounties 0
After a day of rain the incredible Whalley volunteers had the field ready for the game against Coquitlam. Strong pitching from both teams saw the game tied 0-0 after 3 but some clutch hitting from the Reds in the 4th led to a 3-0 loss for the Mounties. Overall, the weekend was a great way for the Mounties to face some solid competition early in the season and by all accounts they acquitted themselves very well.
Game 4 of Whalley Jamboree: Twins 7 Mounties 6
The Mounties third game of the day saw a good pitching match up with Eli up against Lucas. The Mounties once again were putting the ball in play and scored a run off an error and thanks to Cason throwing out two basereunners the score was 1-1 after 3. In the top of the fourth a Perry double and a Fee single got things going and the Mounties score 5 on 3 hits, 2 walks and an error. With the Mounties looking to hold off the Twins for their 3rd win of the day the home team had different ideas and showed some determination in battling back in the bottom of the 5th to earn the win on a sac fly. Despite the loss the Mounties have showed up well this weekend so far getting hits throughout the order and playing strong defence. Cason had two doubles and toughed it out on the bump in a tough spot with the bullpen depleted. The Mounties have used 10 pitchers in three games allowing 12 hits in 20 innings and once we cut down the walks it is a pitching staff that will show its talent and depth.
Game 3 of Whalley Jamboree: Mounties 7 Victoria Mariners 3
Playing for the first time on a 90 foot diamond the Mouties picked up where they left off in game one and put up a crooked number on the bottom of the first. Victoria came back to tie it but Carter got himself out of a jam and it was 3-3 after 2. The Mounties kept on hitting the ball well and if not for some great defence by Victoria the score would have been higher than the eventual 7-3 final. Sam had two hits an RBI and a stolen base while Trew pitched three strong innings to secure the win.
Game 1 of Whalley Jamboree: Mounties 11 Okanagan A's 4
The bats were alive ealry and Eli, Anthony and Carson scattered 4 hits under sunny skies in Whalley. The defence was solid and the Mounties speed was evident as the boys look to get the rust off this weekend and prepare for the regular season opener on April 6th. Games today at 1pm vs. Cascade Orange, 2pm vs Victoria and 5pm vs the North Shore Twins.
Mounties 2016 Roster:
The Monties coaches are pleased to announce the VCB Bantam AAA roster for the 2016 season. The coaches spent a lot of time in arriving at this decicion and we wish all the playters who have tried out good luck this season and in the future. If you would like some feedback about the selection process email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a time for a conversation.
Winter Training Details
We will be starting our winter training on January 6th at the UBC Baseball Indoor Facility from 8-10 PM. There will be 10 sessions at a cost of $125.00. The sessions will be run by the Mounties coaching staff and a member of the UBC baseball team and are open to any player who plans to try out for the VCB Bantam AAA Mounties in 2016 or 2017. Space is limited: if you are interested in training with the Mounties or if you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact us at email@example.com. Ballplayers are asked to briefly explain their most recent baseball experience in thier expression of interest and specify if they will be a first or second year Bantam next year.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY: MOUNTIES ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH UBC THUNDERBIRDS BASEBALL
The Mounties have reached agreement with the UBC Thunderbirds Baseball Program to hold VCB Bantam AAA winter training in UBC's new state of the art 12,000 square foot training facility. The training facility features four full size batting cages and three pitching mounds. The Mounties coaching staff will offer two-hour weekly sessions to work on basic skills starting in January; instructors will include guest coaches and players from the UBC baseball program, who will offer specialized sessions to help players seeking to compete at the AAA level develop their baseball skills throughout the off season. Stay tuned for sign up, which will start in late November!
Upcoming Bantam AAA's Fall Baseball Program
The Bantam AAA Mounties will once again be offering a fall ball program on behalf of Vancouver Community Baseball. The program is open to returning bantam players as well as graduating Little League players born in 2001 or 2002 who are looking to grow their skills and play highly competitive baseball. The Mounties will play a series of road games against other BC Baseball Association teams in their home parks: games are just being arranged, please click on the schedule tab for current details.
Practices will he held at Hillcrest Park, first practice is Tuesday September 1st @ 6 PM. The cost is 125.00 per player, please bring a cheque made out to VCB to the first practice.
If you are interested, please e mail Mike Smythe at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your name, phone number, address, and date of birth in the email, as well as a brief description of the primary and secondary positions you played last year. If you have any questions, please contact Mike via e mail.
Bantam AAA Wildcard Tournament @ Aldergrove Athletic Park
July 24th Friday
Game # 1 Vernon Canadians 4 @ Nanaimo Pirates 14
Game # 2 Cowichan Mustangs 2 @ Aldergrove Dodgers 4
Game # 3 Victoria Red 5 @ Mounties 11
Game # 4 Kamloops Riverdogs 2 @ Richmond Chuckers 14
July 25th Saturday
Game # 5 Vernon Canadians 2 @ Cowichan Mustangs 4
Game # 6 Victoria Red 0 vs. Kamloops Riverdogs 6
(Victoria Red eliminated)
Game # 7 Aldergrove Dodgers 3 @ Nanaimo Pirates 13
Game # 9 Cowichan Mustangs 13 vs Richmond Chuckers 4
Game # 10 Kamloops Riverdogs 2 vs Aldergrove Dodgers 3
Game # 11 Nanaimo Pirates 1 vs Mounties 3 (9 innings)
Mounties qualify for Provincials
July 26th Sunday
Game # 12 Cowichan Mustangs 1 vs Aldergrove Dodgers 0
Monday, July 27th @ Nanaimo
Game # 13 Cowichan Mustangs 4 vs Nanaimo Pirates 2
Cowichan qualifies for provincials!
Kamloops Sussex All-Star Tournament July 3 - 5, 2015
MacArthur Island Park, Kamloops, BC
Pool A Pool B
Vernon Canadians Victoria Red Eagles
Aldergrove Dodgers Sherwood Park Athletics
Spruce Grove Sox Kamloops RiverDogs
Vancouver Mounties Nanaimo Pirates
Friday July 3
1 2:30 PM Vernon vs Aldergrove
2 3:00 PM Sherwood Park vs Victoria
3 5:30 PM Spruce Grove vs Vancouver
4 6:00 PM Kamloops vs Nanaimo
Saturday July 4
5 8:00 AM Vancouver vs Vernon
6 8:30 AM Nanaimo vs Sherwood Park
7 11:00 AM Aldergrove vs Spruce Grove
8 11:30 AM Victoria vs Kamloops
9 2:00 PM Vancouver vs Aldergrove*
10 2:30 PM Victoria vs Nanaimo*
11 5:00 PM Vernon vs Spruce Grove*
12 5:30 PM Sherwood Park vs Kamloops *
Sunday July 5
13 8:00 AM 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B*
14 8:30 AM 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A*
15 11:00 AM 3rd Pool B vs 3rd Pool A*
16 11:30 AM 4th Pool B vs 4th Pool A*
17 2:00 PM Championship Game - Winners of 8:00 am Semifinals *
Notes: Home team is listed second.
* Home team to be determined by coin toss
2015 VCB Mounties Roster
Josh Ezekiel Seb Kondratowski Sho Matsuyama Dylan Moore Jack Morrow Arthur Mudry Lee Eli Saul Danny Sereda Evan Symons Cody Takahashi Otto Van Zanten
The coaching staff would like to thank all ballplayers who competed hard in tryouts for one of the limited spaces on our roster.
INFO on try outs
Our last Wednesday session at Sports Central is February 18th: try outs start Friday February 20th. After try outs, we will do our best to post a regular and predictable practice schedule on our website: Please check the website for updates try out times or locations.
All players are asked to bring photocopies of their birth certificates to tryouts, as well as two documents (drivers licence, household bills, etc ) demonstrating proof of residence.
Hope to see you all Wednesday, if you have the docs requested above ready on Wednesday, please submit them to coach Yankee Pat
Mounties confirmed for the Richmond Wood Bat Invitational
The Mounties are heading' to Richmond, where the Chuckers will hosting a AAA tourney over the May long weekend. See the 2015 schedule for details
Mounties confirmed in two AAA Tourneys
The Mounties have been confirmed in two road trip tournaments this year: one in Lacey, Washington, and another in Kamloops: see our 2015 schedule for details!!!
MOUNTIES TRY OUT INFORMATION:
VCB Bantam AAA tryouts will be held February 20, 22, 28 and March 1st--see our calendar for times and locations. Our goal is to announce our roster in the first week of March. Try outs will be a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions. Players seeking to try out for VCB Bantam AAA baseball should register online at: http://www.vancouvercommunitybaseball.com.
Tryouts are open to any player who resides in Vancouver Community Baseball Boundaries born in 2000 or 2001. VCB's catchment area is west of Fraser Street, south of the Burrard Inlet and North of the Fraser River.
B.C. Minor allows each U15 AAA team to carry up to three non boundary players on their roster, these players are known as 'Imports.' To be eligible to try out for a place on our team as an Import, a player must either live in an area that is not in any B.C.Minor Association's catchment area OR obtain a release from their Association.
Players should attend all try outs possible and be granted permission for absences in order to be considered for a roster position, please block off your calendars for those dates. Should you have any questions about VCB Bantam AAA baseball or the try out process, please contact Pat Chaba via e mail: email@example.com
After a short time out, our training sessions will begin at Sports Central on Wednesday nites, 7-9, and will continue for six weeks, thru February 18th.
Cost is 120.00, please bring a cheque made out to made out to Pat Chaba if you’re planning on attending the full schedule. For drop in costs, please just see Pat and we’ll sort it out. We need to square up with Sports Central on the first nite, so cheques at the first session are appreciated.
Our tryout schedule remains to be the last two weeks of February and Sunday March 1st, however the locations may be in flux. Please check on on our website for updates in the next couple of weeks. For parents who are making spring break plans based on our commitment to assess ballplayers before March first, we will keep our word to you, so please don’t alter your spring break plans.
Ballplayers attending sessions are asked to ALL wear cups to the sessions and to be willing to catch bullpens if asked. During the season, whoever happens to be resting that day will be automatically be our bullpen and warm up catchers, team mates all support one another and take their turns helping pitchers get their work in. Anything to help the ball club…
See ya Wednesday,
December 11th update:
Our Bantam AAA workouts will return in January, we have secured 6 Wednesday sessions with Sports Central, from January 7th thru February 11th; the sessions will run from 7 to 9 PM. The cost of the remaining 6 sessions is 120.00.
We anticipate holding try outs over a two week period starting in mid February, with our team roster being selected in the first week of March.
If you’re interested in reserving a place in the new sessions, please contact Pat Chaba (firstname.lastname@example.org) to secure your place
December 7th update:
We have two sessions at Sports Central remaining in 2014, 7- 9 PM on December 10th and 17th. The coaches are actively planning to have additional sessions in January and early February, in the run up to Bantam AAA tryouts that will occur in mid to late February, we hope to pick our team prior to March spring break when so many of us travel to out of town tournaments or have a family vacation.
The VCB AGM will be this upcoming week, and the dates of all VCB tryouts will be posted in the VCB site as dates and locations are firmed up; info for our team will also be posted in our AAA Mounties website as soon as the info is available.
Be good, Santa is always watching.
November 11th update:
Just a reminder that session two is tomorrow at seven at Sports Central
A few bits and bits:
Players are encouraged to wear shorts, especially now that the coaches can appreciate how well heated the facility is.
Players should bring water bottles (see bullet above)
The combination of swinging a heavier bat, a wooden handle or tape instead of a padded grip, and the repetitive nature of swinging indoors can give ballplayers blisters: batting gloves are recommended.
For those of you who have not yet returned the waiver form, please bring it with you to tomorrow’s session; I’ll have others on hand for parents to complete if yours has gone astray or not been delivered to you by your ballplayer.
If you’ve not yet dropped off you cheque, please see Pat at the session to square up.
From here on in, we’ll post updates in our website, which will also give you a fantastic opportunity to hear what coach Mike is listening to this off season (coaches have a LOT of time on our hands during the long dark wet time otherwise known as soccer season)
The Mounties are pleased to offer winter training at Sports Central in Richmond on Wednesday nites from 7 to 9 from November 5th thru December 17th. More details soon