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Calgary pitcher homers in first professional at bat, Vipers defeat Edmonton 11-2

Calgary pitcher homers in first professional at bat, Vipers defeat Edmonton 11-2

The Calgary Vipers ended a three game losing streak in fine style with a 11-2 victory over the Capitals Tuesday before 3,542 fans at Telus Field in Edmonton. In his first professional at-bat pitcher J.J. Whetsel hammered the first offering off the top of the scoreboard for a three-run bomb and 9-0 lead. Continue Reading

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Calgary Vipers lose season opening doubleheader to Edmonton Sunday

Calgary Vipers lose season opening doubleheader to Edmonton Sunday

After postponing several games because of poor weather, the Calgary Vipers’ home season finally got under way Sunday with a pair of losses to the Edmonton Capitals at Foothills Stadium. Continue Reading

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Calgary Vipers split double header with Jose Canseco’s Yuma Scorpions to open season

Calgary Vipers split double header with Jose Canseco’s Yuma Scorpions to open season

Starting the 2011 campaign the Calgary Vipers defeated the Yuma Scorpions 9-5 in the first half of a double-header featuring two seven inning games at Desert Sun Stadium in Yuma, Arizona. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: FCLL SOX WIN JR. AA PROVINCIALS, DEFEAT MILK RIVER 9-2 IN FINAL SUNDAY

Christian Kostiuk pitched a fine game for the FC Sox, allowing only two runs over 6-2/3 innings

Christian Kostiuk pitched a fine game for the FC Sox, allowing only two runs over 6-2/3 innings

Christian Kostiuk came within one out of pitching a complete game victory for the Fishcreek Sox as they captured the Provincial Jr. AA championship Sunday by defeating Milk River 9-2 at Bow Bottom West diamond.  Continue Reading

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VIDEO: MILK RIVER BEAT AIRDRIE 9-5 SATURDAY TO ADVANCE TO JR. AA CHAMPIONSHIP VS. FISHCREEK

Milk River was sharp in the field Saturday vs. Airdrie

Milk River was sharp in the field Saturday vs. Airdrie

Milk River capped a strong Jr. AA provincial tournament by beating Airdrie 9-5 at the Bow Bottom west diamond Saturday for the right to play the FC Sox in Sunday’s Prairie championship. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: FISHCREEK Jr. AA SOX BEAT METS 15-1, ADVANCE TO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

FCLL Jr. AA Sox score another run in 15-1 decision against the Mets

FCLL Jr. AA Sox score another run in 15-1 decision against the Mets

The Fishcreek Jr. AA Sox will be battling the Milk River squad for the provincial championship Sunday 1 p.m. at the Bow Bottom West diamond thanks to a 15-1 decision over the FC Mets Saturday. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: FC SOX IN NAIL-BITER WITH MILK RIVER, 6-6 TIE

FC Sox player hit by pitch against Milk River Thursday

FC Sox player hit by pitch against Milk River Thursday

The Fish Creek Jr. AA Sox held the lead heading into the later innings, but couldn’t hold off the surging Milk River squad, who rallied for a come-from-behind tie Thursday at the Bow Bottom West diamond.  Sox coach Dion Kostiuk praised the team from the tiny village of 800 souls 70 kilometres south of Lethbridge, noting they were a skilled bunch of boys who never gave up. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: FCLL METS BEAT SOX 13-7 TO WIN JR. AA CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

FCLL Jr. AA Mets score one of 13 runs in city championship game against Sox

FCLL Jr. AA Mets score one of 13 runs in city championship game against Sox

It was an all southeast showdown in the Junior AA City Playdowns of Little League baseball Wednesday evening at the Bow Bottom diamonds as the Fish Creek Mets defeated the Fish Creek Sox to win the championship 13-7. Continue Reading

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VIDEO: ALBERTA BABE RUTH ACTION, YANKEES DOWN PADRES 13-11

Padres throw home late in the game, but the Yankees scored two runs on the play

Padres throw home late in the game, but the Yankees scored two runs on the play

During the first Alberta Babe Ruth tournament this weekend in Calgary, the Yankees nipped the Padres 13-11.  Lloyd Bumstead, Yankees manager, said there were outstanding efforts by many Yankee players. Continue Reading

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ALBERTA BABE RUTH KICKS OFF TOURNAMENTS OVER WEEKEND

Alberta Babe Ruth action this weekend at Bow Bottom West diamond

Alberta Babe Ruth action this weekend at Bow Bottom West diamond

Alberta Babe Ruth kicked off its Calgary spring tournament this past weekend, with six teams vying for tournie honours.  The provincial division is not to be confused with Babe Ruth Calgary, a separate organization for players 16 to 18.  Continue Reading

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