April 21, 2013 - 325 for a Dinger! Vancouver Mounties - 2013 USSSA Spring Classic Gold Medalists at Lacey Washington
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2008 WESTERN CANADIAN SILVER MEDALISTS
2009 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2010 B.C. PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS 2010 CANADIAN NATIONALS 4th Place 2011 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2011 WESTERN CANADIAN SILVER MEDALISTS 2012 B.C. PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS 2012 CANADIAN NATIONALS SILVER MEDALISTS
2013 WASHINGTON STATE BRONZE MEDALISTS
League Play 19 - 15 Overall 40 - 24 - 1 2014 Record VS United States Competition 9 - 4 2014 Double Plays 16 Runners Thrown Out Stealing 52 2014 Clipboards Broken: 1 1st Place GSA Attack of the Bats Tournament Gold Medal 1st Place Can-Am Tournament Gold Medal
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Fall Ball happening at Vancouver Minor The Mounties home association Vancouver Minor Baseball will be holding Fall Ball again this year for Bantam aged players. The Mounties coaching staff will be involved in some capacity. For info on how to register for Fall Ball, go to http://www.vancouverminorbaseball.com.
Team BC Wins Bronze Medal! Team BC defeated Host Vaughan 7-3 to capture the Bronze medal. Congratulationsto Team BC for their victory today and for a strong showing at the Nationals.
Errors and Walks Eliminate BC from reaching Final Team B.C. (Cloverdale) outhit Ontario 8-7 but they also committed 6 errors enroute to a 6-2 loss in the semi final at the Nationals. Wesley Moore allowed only 1 earned run in the 5 he gave up but one of his 3 walks scored and 3 others who reached due to errors also scored. Not a stellar day defensively for the BC squad. They will now face host Vaughan in the Bronze medal game as Vaughan suffered their first loss of the tournament losing 11-6 to New Brunswick.
BC will have a little time to regroup for their Bronze medal match at 12:30 (PST). The final game follows at 3:30 (PST).
B.C. Annihilates Saskatchewan 14 - 2! Team B.C. (Cloverdale) made it through to the semi final game steam rolling over Team Saskatchewan. Team B.C. put 7 runs up in the 1st inning and from that point on there was no question on who the better team was.
Team B.C. will have an opportunity to avenge their earlier pool play loss to Ontario when they meet them on Sunday in the semi final game at 8:30 Pacific Standard Time.
B.C. to Play Saskatchewan in Quarter Final Game! B.C. has made it through the pool of death in 3rd place and will face the 2nd place Saskatchewan from the weaker division Saturday afternoon at 4:30 Pacific Standard Time.
Host team Vaughan 4 - 0 was first in the pool of death with Ontario 3 - 1 clinching the 2nd spot. On the Weak side New Brunswick 4 - 1 came first.
The winner of the BC vs. Sask game will play Ontario tomorrow in one semi final and the other semi final will be Vaughan vs. New Brunswick.
Vaughan Serves Team B.C. Goose Egg in Breakfast Game! It was a 5:30am start Pacific Standard Time and Vaughan took advantage jumping out to a 3 - 0 lead in the first inning. That was all they needed as the game was scoreless the rest of the way.
Kruse went the distance for Team B.C. scattering 7 hits against a powerfull Vaughan host team that came first in the pool of death with a 4 - 0 record. Team B.C. continued to struggle at the plate picking up only 1 hit in the game and their Team Batting Avg of .167 lowest in the tournament will have to improve for them to medal.
Vaughan places first in the pool of death, If Ontario beats Alberta today Ontario will come 2nd and B.C. will come third and have to play in the extra playoff game to get in the semi finals.
If Alberta beats Ontario and gives up 5 runs or more. Ontario and B.C. will come through and seeding will be determined on run differential.
If Alberta beats Ontario and gives up 3 or less runs Ontario and Alberta would advance and B.C. would be eliminated
The third place team in the pool of death plays the second place team in the Weak side of the pool to earn the right to play in the semi-finals that game starts at 4:30 Pacific Standard Time.
Team B.C. Comes Back to Down Quebec! Team B.C. (Cloverdale) trailing 3 - 0 mounted a comeback in the bottom of the 6th inning scoring 3 runs to tie the game up. In the bottom of the 7th inning Shoemaker hit a walk off single to score Cratty and complete the comeback.
Mounties Pick up Walter had a strong game and was named MVP going 1 for 1 at the plate, picking up the win pitching 2 scoreless strong innings of relief, getting team BC out of a jam in the 6th and holding Quebec scoreless in the seventh.
That marks the 2nd straight year a Mountie pitcher has defeated Quebec at the Nationals as Mountie pickup Ensing got the win in 2013.
Team B.C. now sports a 2 - 1 record at the Nationals and plays the host team Vaughn tomorrow in their last round robin game. Congrats to all the players on Team B.C. for a great comeback.
Team B.C. Rolls over Alberta! Team B.C. (Cloverdale) scored 4 in the 2nd inning and cruised to an 8 - 3 win over Team Alberta evening their record to 1 - 1 in round robin play.
Team Ontario Thumps Team B.C. in Opener at Nationals! Team Ontario looking for a three peat at the Nationals started off strong defeating Team B.C. (Cloverdale) 9 - 0 in their opening game. Team Ontario out hit Team B.C. by a 6 - 5 margin with both teams committing 3 errors in the contest. Walks were the downfall for Team B.C. as they gave up 9 free passes to Ontario's 2. Team Ontario also dominated in the strike out category by a 14 to 6 count. Western Canada Wrapup: Team BC
Wins Western Championship!
Congratulations to Team B.C.
(Abbotsford) who are 2014 Western Canadian Champions defeating Sherwood Park 2
- 1 with a walk off single in the bottom of the 7th inning. To reach the final, Team BC (Abbotsford)
broke open a scoreless pitcher’s duel in the top of the 6th inning when they
finally solved the Spruce Grove pitcher plating 4 runs. Spruce Grove got 1 back
in the bottom of the inning but Team B.C. didn't let up and scored 5
more insurance runs in the top of the 7th to make the final Team BC
9 Spruce Grove 1.
In other round robin games
for BC, they play lost their opener 4-3 to the Winnipeg South Chiefs in a game
that was decided in the bottom of the 9th inning. In that game BC drew first
blood scoring in the 3rd inning with Winnipeg getting the equalizer in the 5th
inning. The game stayed deadlocked at one through 7 innings. Starting
in the 8th inning International Tiebreaker Rules were applied; teams start
innings off with runners on 1st and 2nd. Both teams left the bases loaded
in the 8th inning. Abbotsford scored 2 in the top of the 9th but
the Chiefs responded with 3 runs including a walk off single in the bottom
of the inning to win 4 - 3.
After the initial game BC reeled
off 3 straight mercy wins defeating the Saskatoon A's 11-0, Sherwood Park
Athletics 11-0 and the Saskatoon Cardinals 15-5.
6 Mountie Alumni Win Gold at Canada Cup! Congratulations to BC U17 Allstar Provincial squad that captured gold at the Canada Cup event in Saskatoon Saskatchewan on the weekend. BC beat Alberta 5-1 in the final. On the team were 2012 Mountie Alumni Robert Hemer, Lichel Hirakawa-Kao and Lucas Soper. The team also included Mountie pickups Josh Burgmann, Lenn Nakatsuka, and Ethan Skuija. All of these players were part of the 2012 National Silver Medalists team from the Bantam AAA National Championships.
A special shout out to all 6 Mountie Alumni from the Mountie coaches and former teammates as we all remember the disappointment we all went through in 2012 when we came up a little bit short and walked a way with the silver. You guys did it this time bringing home the Gold! We are all happy for you! Congratulations!
5 Mountie Alumni Bag Silver at JPBL Chmpionship! At the Junior PBL championships in Victoria Mountie Alumni Brandon Currie, Cole Ensing, Marshall Hogan, Brandan Kingsbury and Spencer Lindeman took silver coming up short in their league championship falling to the North Delta Blue Jays 2-1 in the final.
South Vancouver Little League - 2014 Canadian Little League Champions! Congratulations to the South Vancouver Little League All Stars on winning the 2014 Canadian Little League Championships! Representing BC, South Van beat the Ontario's High Park Braves 4-1 in an exciting pitcher's duel. Madjick Mackenzie kept the Ontario bats at bay giving up the lone run on a home run. Josh Matsui came in to strike out the last batter and seal the victory. That puts them on to Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series, where they will start the event off against Mexico on August 15. Good luck to the boys!
2014 Mounties Never Stopped Believing! It was a tale of two seasons for the 2014 Mounties. After floundering through the early part of the season where absolutely nothing seemed to go right the Mounties were sporting an 8 and 17 record after 25 games. The Mounties players were a frustrated group but never lost faith and refused to stop believing in themselves.
Quietly led by their catcher Nic Williams, the Mounties caught fire the second half of the season going 32 - 7 - 1 in their last 40 games. The Mounties finished the season with 40 wins to extend their 7 year streak of winning 40 or more games in a season. No other Bantam AAA program can make that claim.
The Mounties coaches and players set the bar high every year and have very high expectations. This is the first year since 2010 the Mounties have not reached the Provincial Championship Game. As disappointing as that was the Mounties coaches are more proud of this team than any team they have coached. These young men stuck together and showed what character and hard work can achieve. This was a special season and one that we will all remember and be proud of.
The first sign that we were turning the corner came in the Richmond Tournament when we defeated Ridge Meadows in the dreaded Toilet Bowl game. From there the boys won the Attack of the Bats Tournament in Kitsap County, WA. The next weekend they proved to everyone including themselves that the previous week was not a fluke when they showed everyone they were not just a flash in the pan capturing B.C. Minor's first ever CABA Can-Am Tournament Championship in White Rock.
The boys needed to win nearly every league game to overtake the Richmond Chuckers and escape the Wild Card Tournament. They succeeded and went on to win 15 of their last 16 games including all 4 Provincial Round Robin games before they were stopped by the Spurs.
At the end of the day the Cloverdale Spurs are the 2014 Provincial Champions and deservedly so. But in the Mounties coaches hearts the 2014 Vancouver Mounties baseball players are all Champions and will always be special as they were 11 proud young men who could have folded but they did the opposite by never stopped believing in themselves. The Vancouver Mountie coaching staff will miss you all and wish you all the very best in your future baseball endeavours.
Final Facts and Figures................. The Vancouver Mounties are proud of the fact that the team can continue to win and be successful on the field and at the same time developing and playing ALL players providing them with all kinds of opportunities to play, pitch and hit.
The Mounties played 65 games and pitchedALL 11 players on their roster with each of them picking up at least one win on the hill. 9 players pitched 25 or more innings. Every player played in at least of 70 percent of the innings played during the regular season, averaging 186 plate appearances per player with each player having at least 123 at bats.
Mountie Offensive Leaders: .370 Batting Average (MacMilllan) .489 On Base Percentage (Walters) 235 Plate Appearances (Napieralski) 57 Hits (Reid and Williams) 53 Singles (Williams) 12 Doubles (Reid and MacMillan) 4 Triples (Reid) 4 Home runs (Walters) 92 Times on Base (Napieralski) 58 Runs scored (Napieralski) 39 Walks (Lee) 11 Hit by Pitch (Maunahan) 52 RBIs (Reid) 29 Stolen bases (Sebben) 58 Strike outs (Walters)
Mountie Pitching Leaders 22 Appearances (Napieralski) 15 Starts (Lee) 8 Wins (Neal) 7 Losses (Lee) 2 Saves (Reid and Napieralski) 1 Hold (Paguio and Napieralski) 3 Complete Games (Neal, Lee, and Gee) 66.67 Innings pitched (Lee) 1.19 ERA (Gee) 97 Strike outs (Neal) 48 Walks (Neal) 70 Hits allowed (Lee) 8 Hit batters (Gee) 12 Wild pitches (Neal) .138 Batting Average against (Walters) .290 On Base Percentage Against (Napieralski)
Mounties' Walters Gets Picked Up to Nationals! Congratulations to Vancouver Mounties Tim Walters who was picked up by the 2014 Provincial Champion Cloverdale Spurs to join team BC at the Nationals in Vaughan, ON. Tim has worked hard to improve his game all year long and will be a great addition to the Spurs.
The Spurs also picked up 5 other players to supplement their roster: Sam Shoemaker (White Rock), Dawson Gray (White Rock), Liam Kruse (Victoria Black), Cole Dalla-Zanna (Burnaby) and Austin Brown (North Island).
Western Pickups Announced! The Abbotsford Angels have picked up 3 players to join them in their quest at the Western Canadian Championships. Congratulations to Nate Doleman (Nanaimo), Jayden Marsh (Nanaimo) and Perrin Finley (White Rock). Mounties Season Ends One Game Short! The Vancouver Mounties lost to the powerful Cloverdale Spurs 10 - 2 knocking them out of contention for their 3rd Provincial title in the past 5 years. The Spurs broke a 1 - 1 tie in the top of the 5th scoring 3 when they executed some small ball. The Mounties fought back with 1 run in the bottom of the inning to close the gap to 4 - 2 after 5 innings. But after that it was all Spurs!
The Spurs used some long ball when Cratty hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 6th to break open the game. Moore pitched a 3 hitter for the Spurs and kept the Mounties batters guessing all day long. In the Championship Game the Spurs defeated the Abbotsford Angels 5 - 2.
The Spurs who ran away with the league title this year were the class of the league all year long are the first Bantam AAA team to win a Provincial Title and a League Title in the past 10 years. Congratulations to the Spurs coaching staff and players who faced adversity early in the tournament and were able to fight back and win the Championship. Best of Luck to the Spurs at the Nationals.
The Vancouver Mounties coaching staff, parents, and player would like to extend our thanks to Okanagan Tournament organizer Cara Fischer and all the other Okanagan parents and volunteers for all their efforts in providing an outstanding atmosphere for all the players to do what they love to do. Your efforts of cleaning bathrooms, picking up litter, maintaining fields, etc. did not go unnoticed and without volunteers like you these tournaments can not be successful. Thank You!
Also a shout out to Head Umpire Jerry Tregaskis and his crew of umpires who officiated all of the games in the very hot 38 Celsius temperatures. It is a tough task being an umpire never going to make everyone happy and no one tells you when you got it right but there are hundreds that have no trouble letting you know if you got one wrong. It is not a job where you will win any public opinion polls. But we all know that the umpires do their best get 99 percent of the calls right and more importantly this crew treated all players and coaches with the utmost respect. Thank You!
Lastly thanks to B.C. Minor Coordinator Mike Kelly who over saw the Tournament and made himself available all weekend to anyone who wanted to talk baseball or had any concerns or questions about the Tournament. Mike was fair, accommodating, and assertive when needed, that is all anyone can ask for. The Tournament was well run. Thank You!