Baseball

There won’t be a 2020 season for the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (Photo by Don Bodger)

No baseball in Chemainus this summer

Season cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

There won’t be a 2020 season for the Chemainus & District Baseball Association. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Last month Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association put in an order for branded face masks in anticipation of baseball season. This week NMBA announced its season will start June 22. (Photo submitted)

Minor baseball will take the field in Nanaimo this month

Season will run June 22-Aug. 15 for most divisions

Last month Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association put in an order for branded face masks in anticipation of baseball season. This week NMBA announced its season will start June 22. (Photo submitted)
When the baseball scoreboards light up again, Matt Simpson of Chemainus will be a happy man because that means game action will be underway again. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s Simpson staying sharp for the baseball call

Pirates’ Chemainus player scraps initial plans for Houghton College in New York

When the baseball scoreboards light up again, Matt Simpson of Chemainus will be a happy man because that means game action will be underway again. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)

Cuban baseball journey takes a different twist for Vancouver Island players

Touring team prevented from any game action at the start of COVID-19 restrictions

Union de Reyes facing the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Evans Park in Duncan during its visit to Vancouver Island in 2018. (File photo)
Pitcher Claire Eccles is one of between eight and 10 players expected to return to the Victoria HarbourCats at some point this season. The club plays two West Coast League home-and-home exhibition games, Wednesday night at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park and Thursday in Port Angeles. The Cats’ regular season-opening weekend begins this Friday night with the first of three games against Wenatchee. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

PLAY BALL: HarbourCats test WCL waters with exhibitions, open season at home Friday

New-look Victoria looks to improve on successful 2017 baseball season

Pitcher Claire Eccles is one of between eight and 10 players expected to return to the Victoria HarbourCats at some point this season. The club plays two West Coast League home-and-home exhibition games, Wednesday night at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park and Thursday in Port Angeles. The Cats’ regular season-opening weekend begins this Friday night with the first of three games against Wenatchee. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
On Saturday (April 7) at Surrey’s Holly Park, the all-female B.C. Badgers (BC Senior Women’s Baseball) will be playing their first game in the LMBA’s 45+ Division against the men of the Surrey Sun Devils. (Photo submitted)

‘History in making’ as B.C. women’s hardball team joins men’s division

All-female B.C. Badgers will play in 45+ division in move to further development of female baseball

On Saturday (April 7) at Surrey’s Holly Park, the all-female B.C. Badgers (BC Senior Women’s Baseball) will be playing their first game in the LMBA’s 45+ Division against the men of the Surrey Sun Devils. (Photo submitted)
Victoria HarbourCats pitcher Claire Eccles, who made West Coast League history by becoming its first female player, is coming back for another season at Royal Athletic Park. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria HarbourCats to welcome Cuban nationals in 2018

Exhibition game, two pitchers part of this year’s baseball program

Victoria HarbourCats pitcher Claire Eccles, who made West Coast League history by becoming its first female player, is coming back for another season at Royal Athletic Park. Don Descoteau/Victoria News