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Welcome to the VCB Mounties!

The VCB Mounties have offered organized baseball for girls and boys aged 13 to 18 living in Vancouver since 1995. From recreational house leagues to elite traveling teams at all levels, we treat all our programs and players with equal importance! We emphasize player participation and skill improvement at all levels.

The VCB Mounties coaches are all NCCP certified and focus on skill development at all levels. We are proud of our history and inclusive approach to developing and teaching baseball skills, including offering all-female teams, while creating a community focused approach which is centred around the enjoyment of baseball.

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2023 Season Registration is open

Dec 16, 2022

Today we are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2023 season.

Please navigate to the registration page for the link to the forms to sign up.

 

VCB/Vancouver Minor Baseball Trial Merger announcement

The VCB and Vancouver Minor Baseball Boards of Directors are very excited to announce a partnership of the two Associations for the 2023 season.  This will mean some changes for members of both associations that will provide some significant benefits.

VCB Members will have access to 6 new resources which will help alleviate our shortage of fields that we encountered in 2022 and provide increased flexibility for our players and coaches.

  • Nanaimo Park (2390 E 46th Avenue - @ Nanaimo Street) This park has 3 baseball diamonds:
    • 60' (U11).  We may have some access to this diamond.
    • 70' (13U).  We’ll have full access to this diamond
    • 80' (Mixed 15U/18U).  We’ll have about 80% access to this diamond
  • Nanaimo Park also has an all-weather batting cage!  Yay!
  • Killarney Park (6205 Kerr Street - @ Waverley Street).  This park has two practice diamonds (one 13U and one mixed 15U/18U) that we may use.

So this will mean a little more travel for players living near the western boundary of the city, but we feel the benefits of having access to additional field space and a batting cage will be worth the extra travel.  We anticipate that Nanaimo Park will be used more on weekends to minimize travel through heavier weekday traffic.

Changes for Vancouver Minor Baseball members:

For the 2023 season, Vancouver Minor players in the 13U, 15U, and 18U Divisions will play on teams mixed with Vancouver Community players (house & travel teams).  Players on travel teams (AA & AAA) who reside in the City of Vancouver will not require tryout releases or releases from Vancouver Minor Baseball.

VMBA Members will have access to 5 new diamonds:

  • Chaldecott Park (4175 Wallace Street)
    • South diamond – 13U
    • North diamond – 13U and 15U
  • Trafalgar Park (2610 W 23 rd Ave) – 18U
  • Hillcrest Park (4501 Clancy Loranger Way)
    • North diamond – 15U
    • South diamond – 18U

Vancouver Minor Baseball will continue offering programming for players of other age groups:

  • 5U Blastball Program (ages 4-5)
  • 7U Rally Cap (ages 6-7)
  • 9U Tadpole (ages 8-9)
  • 11U Mosquito (ages 10-11)
  • 25U Junior's (ages 19 - 25)

This means we'll have 1 or 2 additional teams at the 13U, 15U, and 18U levels.

For 13U, we expect that we'll have 5 or 6 house teams, so we won't be interlocking with neighboring associations as we've done for the past 5 years.  The teams will just play each other, as we have been doing for many years at the 15U and 18U levels.

For the 2023 season, players in each current catchment will continue registering with their respective association and both associations will continue to operate legally & financially independently.

Following the 2023 season, the two associations will make a formal decision whether to combine for 2024 or remain independent.

18U AA VCB Mounties win the Western Canadian Baseball Championship


2022 18U AA Mounties in Estevan, Saskatchewan

August 21, 2022

The 18U AA Mounties completed their season in spectacular fashion, winning the Western Canadian Baseball 18U AA Championship, hosted by Estevan, Saskatchewan.

The score in the final game was 3-1.  Pitching for the Mounties was Mikey Norcott, an ace pitcher picked up from Ladner.  Norcott pitched 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 batters.   Jaron Palaschuk pitched the final inning, striking out the last batter to end the game.

Morgan Fairweather, Lucas Smith, and Levi Soper drove in the runs for the Mounties, who scored two runs in the 4th inning and added an insurance run in the 6th inning.

Lucas Smith had an excellent game at first base, turning a 6-3-2 double play in the first inning, followed later by catching a line drive and doubling-off a runner on 1st.

Leading up to the Championship game, the Mounties defeated the host team from Estevan, 8-0, behind Ben Black's pitching.

In addition to Michael Norcott, the Mounties picked up Brennan Braddick and his coach father, Dan, from the Vernon Canadians.  Here's a link to a story about them in the local Vernon Morning Star newspaper.

18U AA Mounties are Provincial Champions!


2022 18U AA Mounties in Ladner

July 31, 2022

The Vancouver Mounties 18U AA team defeated a very strong team from Ladner in the Championship game today, 6-3.

Jaron Palaschuk started for the Mounties, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 5 innings.  Ben Black closed out the game, striking out 5 batters while allowing 1 run (unearned) in 2 innings.  It was an amazing display of pitching.

The Mounties also had some excellent defense from Kenta Milum at 3rd who fielded 2 hard-hit balls without making an error, as well as Morgan Fairweather, who caught the game, didn't allow a wild pitch or passed ball, and threw out a base-stealer at 2nd.

Offensively, the Mounties got hits from Lewis Sale, Ben Black, Jaron Palaschuk, Jack MacAulay, Morgan Fairweather, Kenta Milum, and Josh Epp.  Josh's hit really put the icing on the cake, as it came in the top of the 7th with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd.  Josh smacked an 0-2 pitch back up the middle, scoring both baserunners and putting the Mounties up 6-2 going into the bottom of the 7th.  Ladner did get a run back in their half of the 7th, but were unable to close the 4-run deficit.

The Mounties will be playing in the Western Canadian Championship tournament August 19-21, against teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the host team from Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Here's a link to a post in the Delta Optimist about the game.

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