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Maddox MacDonald smiles as he rounds first after cranking a home run against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

U11 AAA Tier 2 team finds success in provincial finals

Spurs happy with performance despite going 1-3 in round-robin play

 

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 Spurs hold up their gold medals and provincial champion banner after their walk-off championship win July 31. The Spurs defeated White Rock in the final 10-9. Over the course of their six-week summer season, the kids went 27-3. (Photo submitted: Scott Paterson)

U11 Spurs win provincial gold

Cloverdale’s U11 AAA Tier 1 team went 6-0 in provincials

 

Chase Skaling pitches during a game against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. Skaling’s Spurs lost the game 16-6. Cloverdale hosted teams from around the province July 29-31 as the championships were held at Cloverdale Ball Park. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Another golden weekend for Cloverdale ball teams

Two of three baseball teams win U11 provincial gold medals

Chase Skaling pitches during a game against North Langley July 30 in a U11 AAA Tier 2 provincial championship tournament game. Skaling’s Spurs lost the game 16-6. Cloverdale hosted teams from around the province July 29-31 as the championships were held at Cloverdale Ball Park. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)
Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays have by far the toughest constraints

Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
The Cloverdale U18 AAA Spurs baseball team won the provincial championship July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale. The squad now moves on to the Baseball B.C. Westerns Qualifier tournament next weekend in Richmond. (Image via cloverdalebaseball.com)

Cloverdale wins 2022 U18 AAA provincial championship

Spurs downed Blue Sox 8-4 in final

The Cloverdale U18 AAA Spurs baseball team won the provincial championship July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale. The squad now moves on to the Baseball B.C. Westerns Qualifier tournament next weekend in Richmond. (Image via cloverdalebaseball.com)
The Cloverdale U11 AAA Tier 2 Spurs will host their division’s provincial championship tournament July 28 - 31 at Cloverdale Ball Park. Back row (from left): coach Andy Neumann, coach Matt Pelzer, coach Ryan Bloomfield, coach Ryan MacDonald, coach Steve Skaling. Middle row: Chase Skaling, Mauricio Lopez-Lopez, Bryce Uren, Maddox MacDonald, Lucas Gilchrist, Bella Sandhu, Cooper McKnight. Front row: Jaxon Bloomfield, Gavin Pelzer, Lucas Sam, Joshua Ansley, Miller Neumann. (Photo submitted: Tanya Mcknight)

UPDATE: Cloverdale to host 2022 U11 AAA provincial championships

Games to be held at Cloverdale Ball Park

The Cloverdale U11 AAA Tier 2 Spurs will host their division’s provincial championship tournament July 28 - 31 at Cloverdale Ball Park. Back row (from left): coach Andy Neumann, coach Matt Pelzer, coach Ryan Bloomfield, coach Ryan MacDonald, coach Steve Skaling. Middle row: Chase Skaling, Mauricio Lopez-Lopez, Bryce Uren, Maddox MacDonald, Lucas Gilchrist, Bella Sandhu, Cooper McKnight. Front row: Jaxon Bloomfield, Gavin Pelzer, Lucas Sam, Joshua Ansley, Miller Neumann. (Photo submitted: Tanya Mcknight)
Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, name bench coach John Schneider interim manager

Toronto sits a half-game up on the Mariners for the third wild-card spot

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
Cloverdale Nationals player Josh Pritchard pitches in a game against the Kelowna Sun Devils July 10. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale National’s College Prep program growing by ‘leaps and bounds’

Team landed six players on college squads last year

Cloverdale Nationals player Josh Pritchard pitches in a game against the Kelowna Sun Devils July 10. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Cloverdale U10 Spurs pose for a championship pic after winning the 2022 Boulanger Memorial Tournament. Back Row from left: assistant coach Ron Bobiles, head coach Mike Eskildsen, assistant coach Ryan Neufeld. Middle row: Grayson Thomas, Ronan Bobiles, Kaden Grin, Cooper Neufeld, Deon Dial, William Todorovic, Dean Jones. Front row: Jackson Hahn, Jiwon Kim, Teagan Ertmoed, Ethan Eskildsen, Hudson Cox. (Photo submitted: Mark Todorovic)

Cloverdale U10 Spurs win 2022 Boulanger Memorial Tournament

Team downs archrival Ladner in final

The Cloverdale U10 Spurs pose for a championship pic after winning the 2022 Boulanger Memorial Tournament. Back Row from left: assistant coach Ron Bobiles, head coach Mike Eskildsen, assistant coach Ryan Neufeld. Middle row: Grayson Thomas, Ronan Bobiles, Kaden Grin, Cooper Neufeld, Deon Dial, William Todorovic, Dean Jones. Front row: Jackson Hahn, Jiwon Kim, Teagan Ertmoed, Ethan Eskildsen, Hudson Cox. (Photo submitted: Mark Todorovic)
The Cloverdale Reds celebrate after winning the U15 Bantam A Tier 2 Division Championship game 10-9 over North Langley June 16. Back row: Coach Doug Raphael, Coach Gerry McPeake, Greg Zakarian, Landon Bukowski, Jacob Doucette, Liam Daniel, Coach Chris Doucette. Middle row: Riley Markowsky, Spencer Cartwright, Cobyn McLauchlin, Christian Parry, Carter McPeake. Front: Conner Tenford. (Photo Submitted: Lori Doucette)

Cloverdale U15 Reds capture division title with walk-off win

Reds down North Langley 10-9 in the U15 Bantam A Tier II division championship game

The Cloverdale Reds celebrate after winning the U15 Bantam A Tier 2 Division Championship game 10-9 over North Langley June 16. Back row: Coach Doug Raphael, Coach Gerry McPeake, Greg Zakarian, Landon Bukowski, Jacob Doucette, Liam Daniel, Coach Chris Doucette. Middle row: Riley Markowsky, Spencer Cartwright, Cobyn McLauchlin, Christian Parry, Carter McPeake. Front: Conner Tenford. (Photo Submitted: Lori Doucette)
White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association’s Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament is scheduled for July 1-3. (Contributed photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Baseball’s Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament set to return

After two-year hiatus, youth baseball tournament back at Centennial Park

White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association’s Henri Lorieau Memorial Tournament is scheduled for July 1-3. (Contributed photo)
Lionel Courchene Park (Photo: Tom Zillich)

New legacy fund for Surrey’s Lionel Courchene Park honours baseball volunteer Caroline Schellekens

‘A first enhancement project is expected to be announced at the SCBA opening-day ceremony in April 2023’

Lionel Courchene Park (Photo: Tom Zillich)
North Delta Challenger Baseball volunteer Lexie Fehr and player Nick Fehr run the bases together during the Jays Care Foundation’s Cross Country Celebration stop at Dennis Elsom Field at North Delta Community Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (North Delta Challenger Baseball/submitted photo)

Jays Care Foundation visits North Delta Challenger Baseball

Team from Toronto Blue Jays-affiliated organization helped teach skills, lead games on May 29

North Delta Challenger Baseball volunteer Lexie Fehr and player Nick Fehr run the bases together during the Jays Care Foundation’s Cross Country Celebration stop at Dennis Elsom Field at North Delta Community Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022. (North Delta Challenger Baseball/submitted photo)
Members of the White Rock team walk off the field following the game against Japan in Williamsport, Pa. at the 2017 Little League World Series. (Little League Baseball World Series photo)

White Rock’s Little League World Series team plans reunion

Five-year mark an opportunity for players to reconvene before graduating high school

Members of the White Rock team walk off the field following the game against Japan in Williamsport, Pa. at the 2017 Little League World Series. (Little League Baseball World Series photo)
Ed Myers, longtime volunteer with Whalley Little League, featured in an alumni game logo.

PHOTOS: Longtime Whalley baseball coach remembered with uniform patch, game logo and more

The club’s 2022 season program features a 2-page tribute to Ed Myers, who died Jan. 28

Ed Myers, longtime volunteer with Whalley Little League, featured in an alumni game logo.
White Rock Tritons pitcher Chase Marshall attempts to pick off a runner at first base during a game against California Miramar University in Tucson, Ariz. in 2020. (Zachary Lucy Photography)

Tritons pitcher adjusts on fly as he takes aim at college scholarship

Chase Marshall balancing BCPBL games with Canadian junior national team commitments

White Rock Tritons pitcher Chase Marshall attempts to pick off a runner at first base during a game against California Miramar University in Tucson, Ariz. in 2020. (Zachary Lucy Photography)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (16) throws during the first inning of MLB baseball action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (16) throws during the first inning of MLB baseball action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth after cancer diagnosis

Former catcher’s association with the team dates back to 1981

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Guerrero slugs 3 HRs despite gash on hand, Blue Jays beat Yankees

Toronto moves to 4-2 on season after 6-4 win in New York

Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)