Reds ready for Cloverdale Aug. 1-5

Oceanside team of 10 year olds fundraising to continue their great season

The Oceanside Reds — Back Row (L to R) Head Coach Rob McGorman

With an 8-3-1 record against Single A, AA and AAA Tier 1 and  2 teams, the Reds, says team manager Michelle Jackson, “are a very strong group of 2003 born players, with many wins above their level and age group.” Oceanside’s Reds Mosquito A Rep team are through to the provincial championships after mining a silver medal at the Island finals.

Going into Island Championships in Juan de Fuca last weekend, a best of three against the Victoria Eagles, the Reds were 1-1 in two very close games then came up short in a hard fought battle in the championship game on Sunday, but secured themselves the second berth off the rock in the BC championships in Cloverdale Aug. 1-5.

“The thing is our Single A team is drawn from five house teams — Victoria’s is drawn from 25,” pointed out Reds’ head coach Rob McGorman, adding that over 50 per cent of the teams they’ve been playing, and beating, have a bigger drawing area and older kids.

“We’re single A and we’ve been playing AAA teams, older teams of almost all 10 year olds, which we shouldn’t even be playing, but we can’t find any (single A) teams to play, so I’ve been just taking games against anybody that’s willing to play us.

He says there was a lot of hesitation on the part of the other higher ranking teams to play them, “but once we actually started playing the bigger teams, and beating them, then other teams wanted to come and play us.

“It’s good for the kids, and they’ve definitely improved over the season — they’re fantastic,” he said of his squad of 12 players, “and the parent group is great too — it’s a lot of work.”

It’s been a great year for local baseball overall as Oceanside’s AAA Tier 2 team of 10-year-olds just qualified for the provincials as well “so we have two teams going to the provincials from one division, which is fantastic — first time ever.”

Stay tuned for more on the AAA team’s road to the B.C.’s.

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

The Mosquito A Reds are digging in for some fundraising  to help cover the costs of competing in Cloverdale, including a bottle drive in Parksville on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Anyone able to help the team out can contact Michelle at 250-954-9760 or by e-mail:

michbail@telus.net.

Just Posted

Homes, roads flooded in Whiskey Creek following downpour

Crews aid flooded homeowners while roads near Hwy 4 closed Sunday morning

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Oceanside Generals stun Victoria, 3-2

Junior B club snaps seven-year losing streak to Cougars

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

Parksville MakerSpace members ride the rails

New room added for model train enthusiasts; workshop set for Jan. 21

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

UPDATE: Ferries sailing again after stormy weather caused cancellations

B.C. Ferries cancelled numerous sailings around Vancouver Island today, Jan. 21

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

UPDATE: Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Most Read