The Aldergrove Dodgers are the Western Canada Champions!
With only two years in the AAA Bantam Program the Aldergrove Dodgers did the unthinkable by going undefeated during the Western Canada Championships. The Dodgers defeated the Regina Buffalos 5-1 in the Gold Medal Game!
The Gold Medal game saw Dodger starting pitcher and game MVP Jake Polancic take control and threw a complete game. The Dodgers defence and bats were solid throughout the tournament and continued on into the Gold Medal game!
Consistent with thier season, the Dodger players showed confidence, team focus and a positive attitude during their tournament play. As everyone knows fielding a team for this tournament requires the addition of players, the Dodgers would like to thank Sam Avila, Brendan Coulter, Isaiah Hayes, Kobe Morris, Mitchell Rennie and Kyle Stubbins for joining the team and bringing with them not only their skills but also their positive attitude!
Behind this great team is a hard working and supportive group of parents. The coaches and players would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parent volunteers for making the tournament a success. In addition there were many individuals who do not have players on the team who also came out to volunteer and support the Dodgers, thank you!
A special thanks goes out to Lyall and Eric Sharman, Jason and Bret Ducharme and Scott Manick for all the hours spent prior and throughout the Championship Tournament ensuring the facility and fields were in excellent condition!
A Championship Tournament of this calibre can not happen without the support of local clubs, thanks to Mike Kelly of BC Minor Baseball and Patrick Selinger of Aldergrove Minor Baseball for thier support.
Lastly, to our sponsors, thank you for your generousity we could not have done this without your support. A special thanks goes out to Ian Hannaford, Best Western Hotel in Aldergrove, Sandman Hotel in Langley, Toronto Blue Jays and the Township of Langley!
On behalf of the 2013 Dodgers Bantam AAA Team, thank you players, coaches, parents and community for making this year the sucess it was. We wish all players the best of luck in thier future endevours and remember "Dare to be Great!"