Wayne Thomas McAleese, August 4, 1953 – July 12, 2017.
Wayne loved the sport of baseball and softball. He started playing at a young age in Cloverdale and played baseball for many years. He was a pitcher and took great pride in his play. He loved all sport, he loved watching hockey football (the CFL) and wrestling. His grandchildren have all taken to sport, 2 of his grandsons play baseball, 1 of his granddaughters plays softball and the 4 others love soccer and volleyball. He was more than proud of all of them. Cloverdale was where he sprouted his roots and where the love of the game started for many of his family members. This love lives on through many of them today. The family has asked in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association to keep the roots growing as sport offers so much to so many.
Charlie, Equipment Manager will be at the Equipment Room the following times for equipment and uniform returns:
Coaches are required to collect uniforms from their players first before returning to Charlie. Special arrangements can be made for players to return directly to Charlie if you cannot meet your coach.
Equipment bags are required to be cleaned out and equipment cleaned before return. Charlie cannot be expected to clean the returned equipment.
The Cloverdale Red Spurs 8U All Star Team went wire to wire to become the Boulanger Tournament Champions. In the inaugural year for this division in the Boulanger Tournament the team completed the round robin portion of the tournament with a perfect 4 - 0 record. With their explosive offence and stingy defence they were able to defeat the Cloverdale White Spurs team in the semi finals and advance to the finals against the North Shore Bears. Their offence was able to get them an early lead in the game which they were able to build upon while their defence was able to withstand the test that North Shore was able to give them. This was a team effort from top to bottom with the entire team working together to get the win. The Red Spurs would like to thank their fans, as well as Pacific West Systems Supply for all their support throughout the tournament, as well as the entire season.
Cloverdale's 9U White Spurs went 5-0 this weekend to win the 9U division of the Cook Tournament at Unwin Park, defeating the host team, Newton, 19-9 in the final.
Congratulations to the players on a great weekend of baseball.
Mosquito A Boulanger Tournament Champions
The Mosquito A Cloverdale Spurs ran the table at the Boulanger Tournament this weekend on their way to be named Tournament Champions. The 10U All Star team finished the round robin portion of the Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record having given up only 4 runs in the first 3 games. A semi final shut out win over the North Delta Rays put the team into the final on Monday night against the Nanaimo Pirates. Nanaimo came out swinging in the early innings, building a 4-0 lead against the Cloverdale Team. The bats came alive for the Spurs as the game moved on, and the Cloverdale team took the lead in the 3rd inning and never looked back. A monster home run by Jack Roberts and a solid outing by Cole Grandia on the mound was all the Spurs needed to take home the first place trophy.
Congratulations to Logan Domanski for being selected to the 15U BC Selects team.
Logan will be part of the team representing BC in the 15U Great Lakes Wood Bat Classic in Evanston (Chicago), Illinois July 6-9, 2017.
Cloverdale Minor Baseball's Annual General Meeting was held on Monday June 19th at 7:00 PM in the Cloverdale Ball Park Clubhouse meeting room.
The following positions were up for election this year.
* All positions elected at the AGM will take effect on October 1, 2017.
All members in attendance were entered into a draw for a free registration for the 2018 season, which was won by Trevor Harms.
June 2017 AGM Agenda is here: Agenda
June 2016 AGM minutes: Minutes
Congratulations to CMBA Midget AAA players on being selected to the 18U AllStar Showcase. Scouts and recruiters from several Colleges and Universities were in attendance including, Shawn Corness, University of the Fraser Valley, Sammie Star UBC, Nick Salahub, Vancouver Island University and Dave Snell, Shoreline Community College near Seattle. The players were all put through Combine testing prior to their games. The Combine tests show the speed, strength, and agility of the players. Great job boys!
Coach Brian Ginther is pleased to announce and congratulate players from CMBA Midget AAA team on being selected to the 16U BC Team.
These players will represent BC in the 16U GSL Summer Slam Wood Bat Tournament, Tacoma, WA, July 6-9,
Gabriel Suessenbacher- Fu
Cloverdale Baseballs Executive and Board announce All-Star Summer Team Head Coaches:
Tadpole 8U - Chris Semak
Tadpole 8U - Rob White
Tadpole 9U - Corey Ferguson
Tadpole 9U - Trevor Harms
Mosquito A (10U) - Cam Gair
Mosquito AA (11U) - Kevin Peterson
Mosquito AAA Tier II (11U) - Beau Simpson
Mosquito AAA Tier I (11U) - Steve Tordiffe
PeeWee A (13U) - Scott Wilson
PeeWee AA (13U) - Chris Mills
PeeWee AAA (13U) - Chris Lund
Bantam A (15U) - Rob Yakemchuk
Midget AA (18U) - To Be Announced
Congratulations Coaches, and thank you to all who applied