Our annual Fun Day, to mark the end of the spring season, will take place on Saturday June 23 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
For Blastball and T-Ball players, the fun starts even earlier with a Rally Cap Day at 9:00 AM. The players can show off their newly acquired baseball skills, and then join right in on the fun and games of Fun Day!
Fun Day will be immediately followed by our annual Awards Ceremony, and then the Mosquito and Tadpole All-Star games.
Fun Day is a free event open to all of our families. This is a very fun event, especially for the younger players.
Fun Day will have events and attractions such as:
As the park will be very busy on Fun Day, we have rented the gravel school field for overflow parking, entrance is at the far west end of the school.
Our final Rally Cap Event takes place on Fun Day June 23 from 9-10am on Diamond 5 (Pee Wee diamond). We encourage all of our Blastball and T-Ball players to come show off their skills and enjoy a treat. This is a great kick off to our popular Fun Day!
Congratulations to long time Cloverdale Players Damiano Palmegiani and Mitch Robinson both being drafted to MLB teams in the 2018 MLB draft.
Damiano was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 35th round and Mitch in the 21st round to the Yankees. Good luck to both of you
Jim Lefebvre, former major league player with the Los Angeles Dodgers and manager with the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs, will be returning to Cloverdale June 21 to 24 to specifically work with our coaches and players.
Coaches should mark their calendar for the evening of Thursday June 21, as Jim will be holding a session just for you. For further details of this session, or of the team and player sessions to happen in the following days, check back here as details will be posted as his schedule is finalized!
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to the 2018 Cloverdale Summer Ball rosters.
|Ethan Grey||Jack Leslie||Tyson Gilfillan|
|Nate Dumas||Lynden Rudolphs||Ty Schofield|
|Cohen Parker||Jacob Kibsey||Fox Ferguson|
|Wesley Jones||James Holzie||Sahvin Nagra|
Tadpole 9U White
|Dylan Bird||Richard Blades||Aidan Ferguson|
|Aidan Foster||Ashtyn Funk||Cohen Ginther|
|Peyton Hing||Mason Kenny||Declan Kenny|
|Evan Leith||Saxton Romero-worth||Jack Sorensen|
Tadpole 9U Red
|Luke Bunting||Jordan Byce||Owen Christison|
|Xander Compagna||Matthew Cotton||Ronan Mclellan|
|Kayson Morris||Charlie Pennock||Brennan Semak|
|Owen Scott||Liam Thomas||Brydon White|
10U Mosquito A
|Mitchell Anderson||Myles Anderson||Caiden Burns|
|Jase Ferguson||Linden Gemmell||Keith Harms|
|Sebastian James-Manu||Cam Ogilvie||Micah Sangalang|
|Carson Sperling||Mark Vulcano||James Vulcano|
11U Mosquito AAA Tier 2
|Jasper Harvie||Ty Jeffrey||Owen Labbe|
|Eric Linning||Matteo Massaro||Keyyen Morris|
|Brayden Peterson||Colton Plank||Mateo Sangalang|
|Riley Walters||Hudson Wilson||Hudson Wright|
11U Mosquito AAA Tier 1
|Jackson Best||Lukas Dance||Matthew Fortuna|
|Duncan Gair||Logan Gebert||Logan Ginther|
|Cole Grandia||Oliver Knorn||Sawyer Laven|
|Carter Leith||Jack Roberts||Joey Tanasichuk|
13U Pee Wee AAA
|Lleyton Anselmo||Brett Bateman||Tyson Christie|
|Ethan Curran||Nolan Dance||Nolan Foster|
|Ryan Holford||Jacob Klaponski||Keanan Leclerc|
|Gavin Mills||Willem Oldejans||Brady Smith|
13U Pee Wee AA
|Tyler Armstrong||Keagan Bankier||Jacob Coady-Russ|
|Maddock Day||Carson Folick||Ben Lim|
|Cory McColm||Josh Prtichard||Eric Reynolds|
|Nathan Smithers||Anderson Tordiffe||Carson Young|
13U Pee Wee A
|Austin Arki||Parker Boyd||Hayden Brown|
|Zac Doyle||Hunter Graham||Eli Oldejans|
|Daniel Vulcano||Jack Walters||Keaton Wegwitz|
|Evan Wilke||Sam Wilson||Cameron Wright|
15U Bantam A
|Ryan Wilkie||Devin Ogilvie||Kamryn Grayson|
|Owen Poole||Brandon Claris Young||Logan Fuller|
|Linden Kodak||Evan Tressel||Jordan West|
|Zack Rickey||Jacob Shoemay|
Thank you to the other players who came to try out.
Cloverdale Minor Baseball's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday June 25th at 7:00 PM in the Cloverdale Ball Park Clubhouse meeting room.
The following positions will be up for election this year.
* All positions elected at the AGM will take effect on October 1, 2018.
All members in attendance will be entered into a draw for a free registration for the 2019 season.
The following special resolutions will be presented for a vote at this year's AGM: CMBA_AGM_Special_Resolutions.pdf
Recently umpires from Cloverdale Minor Baseball have had the opportunity to attend a couple of premier training opportunities. Attending the Baseball Canada Academy were current Cloverdale umpires Kalen Casson and Colby Furness. Ethan Boyton, a long time Cloverdale umpire who now lives in Chilliwack, also attended the Academy. These umpires, along with the others in attendance, received some great words of encouragement:
"We are again pleased by the enthusiasm of so many young umpires in this province to travel to Kamloops and take the feedback we give them and implement it immediately" "The young talent we saw at Umpire Academy was outstanding. All 10 of these young men should be proud of their accomplishments and efforts. It is clear that many of them come from associations that hold ongoing mentorship in the highest regard, and it shows" - Steve Boutang, BCBUA Provincial Supervisor
"Over the last few years we have seen a lot of talent at our Umpire Academy and this year was no exception. It is clear that the mentorship work being done in many of our associations is not only encouraging young umpires to stay in the game, it is accelerating their progress when they have the passion. We have seen 7 Umpire Academy students in the last few years move up into our National program - and we have a few more on the cusp. What we saw this year indicates this will continue." - Rhonda Pauls, Vice-President, Education Chair, BCBUA
In other exciting news, Lane Yakemchuk, another Cloverdale umpire attended this first Baseball Canada National Clinic. Next year Colby will join Lane at next year’s National Clinic having been awarded his Level III.
Cloverdale Minor Baseball would like to congratulate these fine umpires on these accomplishments. The BCBUA Grassroots Program has had a dramatic effect on the development of umpires province-wide and CMBA is pleased to participate in the program. Keep up the good work!
Baseball BC has launched the province's first-ever girls baseball league, and it is set to begin next Saturday, May 26th and run for 7-9 weeks. Our hope is to continue to grow the female game and have targeted the 8-12 age group (for now) as we have seen drastic drop-off in numbers around this age in leagues across BC
Please continue to this link! https://www.baseball.bc.ca/girls
Congratulations to Ryan Holford for being selected to the 13U BC Selects team.
Ryan will be part of the team representing BC at the Triple Crown Baseball Father’s Day Slugfest in Kennewick, Washington June 15th-17th.