Welcome to the home of the Vancouver Mounties Baseball Club.
Home of the 2009 and 2011 Bantam AAA League Champions.
Home of the 2010 and 2012 Bantam AAA Provincial Champions.
Home of the 2008 and 2011 Western Canadian Silver Medalists.
Home of the 2012 Canadian National Silver Medalists
Countdown to Baseball BC Decision Time (Feb 15/15)
December 29, 2009 - Olympic Road
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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
Note:Click on standings tab on left for full league standings. Note: Click on games on right, or in schedule tab for complete boxscore.
Tri City Indians Website set up As we transition to the TriCity Indians for 2015, we've set up a team website to assist in communication with the team. The site is at www.ballcharts.com/TCI . Come on over.
The Loss of a Baseball Gentleman
It is with regret that we pass along the news that Howard Chapman passed away recently at the age of 75. We enjoyed many games over the years with Howard in blue. He was always up for a conversation and a never walked away from a dissenting opinion. He may not have agreed with it but he always welcomed your point of view. He'll be sadly missed.
Mounties Coaches jump to Tri City Bantam AAA! The Vancouver Mountie coaches were just out of the game for two days when they received an offer from their old time nemesis Coquitlam Moody President Randy Downes to coach the Tri City Indians Bantam AAA Baseball Club for the 2015 Season.
After 7 years of establishing the Mountie Bantam AAA Program and brand, including designing the Mountie uniforms and logos, it will be a bit different using the Indian moniker, but baseball is baseball and we are all feeling fortunate that we are able to stay in the game and continue to be involved in youth baseball.
The Coaches will have the Indians playing the same robust style as past Mountie teams with the only visible difference being the name on the jersey. The coaches are very excited to start working with the many talented players that have signed up to play AAA ball in Coquitlam.
A new Tri City Indian Bantam AAA website for the 2015 season is now under construction and when completed you will be able to link it from this site.
Vancouver Mounties OUT For The 2015 Baseball Season! The Vancouver Minor Mounties have regretfully informed BC Baseball (formerly BC Minor) President Mike Sarai and 15U AAA Chairman Mike Kelly that they will be unable to field a Bantam AAA team in 2015.
The decision to not field a AAA team this year was a tough one, but in the end it was mutually agreed between the coaches and VMBA Executive members that it would not be in the best interests of the players to have a team this year. Ten days ago it looked as if there was a strong core of players and that the AAA team would be a competitive, cohesive team but now that is not the case.
It was a trying period for all of our coaches as we watched player after player leave our tryouts for other leagues. This resulted in only 10 players present at the start of our evaluations on Saturday February 21. At that point it became apparent that it wouldn't be possible to field a Bantam AAA team this year. In total 8 players who attended the Mounties tryouts left, Including the son of a BC Baseball Board Member.
At the end of the day we seemed to get caught up in the epic baseball power struggle that has been raging between BC Baseball and Baseball BC. The two organizations were unable to work out a solution to their problems and BC Baseball has now made application to leave Baseball BC.
Once that move was made official last week the uncertainty of the direction of BC Baseball including the loss of our opportunity to compete for a National and Western Championships swung the pendulum too far for us to convince players to continue to play baseball in the Bantam AAA League for the Vancouver Minor Mounties.
At the special resolution meeting on February 15th President Sarai urged all of BC Baseball's Member Associations to trust the Board and although sacrifices would have to be made BC Baseball would be stronger in the end. The Vancouver Mounties have just become one of those sacrifices. It seems that the whole baseball situation in BC has evolved into a giant chess game and unfortunately we turned out to be one of the pawns.
The Vancouver Mounties Coaching Staff would like to thank VMBA President Mary McCann and the rest of the VMBA Executive for their warmth, kindness and cooperation these past 2 years. They were a pleasure to work with and a group that truly puts the kids best interests first when considering and making all decisions.
The Vancouver Mounties Coaching Staff would also like to thank all the players who played for the Mounties in the past 7 years. Your dedication and commitment to yourselves, your teammates and your coaches are the reason that the Mountie program had so much success and was the top Bantam AAA team in many categories including wins (445) and Provincial Finals (5) in that time frame. You are all special young men who continue to make us proud in not only your baseball achievements but the classy way you all have conducted yourselves in your continued journeys into adulthood.
Last but not least let's not forget the parents. Although sometimes we may have not seen eye to eye with all of you on some issues, you were always fair and supportive of what we were trying to do. The efforts you made for your sons are unparalleled and we know that many of you are the driving influence in your son's success. Your support was always appreciated as a strong parent group is essential to having success and you should all be complimented for all of the sacrifices that you have made for your sons.
We would like to thank all the players that were interested in playing Bantam AAA this year. For those players that really want to play AAA, VMBA will give you a release to tryout with any other Bantam AAA team. For the rest of the players they should tryout for the VMBA AA team. The evaluations for AA begin Saturday February 28, 11:00 at Nanaimo Park. The complete evaluation schedule is posted on the VancouverMinorBaseball.ca website.
While it's over for the 2015 season, we will endeavour to build and create a Bantam AAA opportunity in Vancouver for the 2016 season. Until then, we'll see you on the field.
Todd, Ted, Sonny and Teddy Vancouver Mounties Bantam AAA Baseball Club
More Mounties Sign Letters Another Mountie has signed a commitment to play for a NCAA Div 1 school. Kevin Sengara who played with the Mounties in 2011 (Provincial and Westerns Silver Medals) and in 2012 (Provincial Gold and and National Silver Medals) has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of San Francisco Dons.
Mike Orosz, 2008-2009 alumnus has committed to play for the UBC Thunderbirds. Mike was a key part of the Mountie's Provincial and Westerns Silver Medal teams in 2008.
Mounties Alumni To Play For UBC Four former Mounties have committed to play for the UBC Thunderbirds. 2011 Alumnus Brad Smith, the Mounties all time single season strike out king, will be on this year's roster as a pitcher. Three Mounties from the 2012 Provincial Championship team that finished second in Canada at the Bantam National Championships have signed sports scholarship offers to attend UBC during the 2015/2016 season/school year. Congratulations to INF Lichel Hirakawa-Kao, INF/P Lucas Soper, and P Robert Hemer.