2018 Post Season Updates


Intermediates (13's).

The Fraser Valley Vipers, TEAM CANADA, at the World Series in Livermore California, finished their tournament with a 1-2 record. Our side got off to a rocky start, facing Asia Pacific represented by Seoul Little League. The Korean bats were hot, and the final score of 23-0 showed how strong that team is. The kids from Korea have outscored their 3 opponents 55-2, and are in the International Final vs Puerto Rico (Guayama Little League), who squeaked out a 2-1 victory over Latin American reps Guadalupe TreviƱo Kelly Little League from Mexico in the semi.

Team CANADA bounced back from that first game with a gutsy 5-4 walkoff win against Europe-Africa Champions South Moravia Little League, from Brno, Czech Republic. Down to their last strike with 2 runners on, starting pitcher Jayson Tamayo tripled to drive in the tying run. This brought catcher Marcus Padovano to the dish, and he came through with a sharply hit ball to 3rd to score his battery mate and send the Canadian fans home happy, and keep their playoff chances alive.

Game 3 vs Puerto Rico was a good one, much closer than the 8-1 final score would indicate. Three pitchers combined to hold PR to 10 hits in the game. When they got on base, though, the kids from Guayama put a lot of pressure on the Viper defence. Our boys hung tough but a 3 run PR 6th inning was just too much to overcome.

While their tournament games are over, the World Series experience continued - the team took in the sights in San Francisco, and played a friendly scrimmage with Team Australia before coming home to a hero's welcome! These guys even managed to snag some TV time, as there was a news crew at the airport waiting to interview firefighters coming up from Mexico that day. Congratulations on representing your leagues, district, province, and Canada, so well!

The coaches, players and their families want to thank everyone for their enthusiastic support!

Congratulations to Intermediate World Series Champions Seoul, South Korea, and to the host team from Livermore Cliafornia on their US Championship!

#goVipers Game one at Canadians for the hosts vs East Nepean, Ontario was a long, hot affair, eventually ending with our boys on top 23-1 in 6 innings. Game two was another solid performance, with our boys hitting well and playing solid defence to win 12-1 in 5 innings over Team BC from the Island. The FV Vipers took care of business in the final, winning 9-3 over a well-supported Easty Nepean team.

follow the world series action here

Juniors (14's) at Canadians in Lethbridge Alberta!

Our squad started off strong, beating East Nepean, Ontario (those guys again!) 12-9 in the tournament opener. While our boys played their hearts out the rest of the tournament, there were a lot of strong teams there, and they finished the round robin with a 1-4 record, meaning they will play East Napean one more time in the consolation game on Saturday. While the results on the scoreboard aren't what they were hoping for, we're proud of the squad, and hope they had an excellent experience. The folks in lethbridge put on a pretty good tournament!

Congratulations to Team Quebec on winning the Canadian Championship!

This District team featuring 9 CLL'ers on the field and 4 CLL coaches has taken care of business on the Island, splitting their round robin games with a 13-3 mercy win over the hosts in the first game, and a tough 14-13 to regular season rival Mount Seymour in game 2. The tie breaks sent them straight to the final, where they took on Mount Seymour again, coming out on top 9-4. Our boys are now Provincial champions! Next stop is Lethbridge Alberta for Canadians July 27- August 5th! you should be able to follow the action on youtube jr canadians video feed and get scores and updates here pointstreak link . Winner of this tournament goes on to the JR World series in Taylor, Michigan. Have fun, guys, and good luck!!

8 Selects Green are 0-4 in the Whalley Mini-8's Tournament. The scoreboard may not reflect it, but our kids got better as the summer went on, developed their skills, made some friends, and had a good time. Let's see what happens over the next few years with this group.

8 Selects Gold (aka the Golden Waffles) had an amazing tournament in Whalley, winning their semi final 9-8 with only 9 players, and playing their best game of the season in the final! They came out on the short end of the scoreboard, losing by 1 run, but had a great experience, displaying enthusism and sportsmanship throughout. We're proud of all our post season squads, and that's especially true in this case! Have a great summer, kids! Enjoy the new friends you've made - parents, same goes for you! And a special thanks to the coaching staff for the effort and time you put in over the past few weeks.

9 Selects just finished another great weekend, this time in Langley - lost in the semis, but had a great game in the consolation final, plating 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th to come back and win 3rd place! Great job guys - Enjoy the rest of your summer!!

9/10 Selects had a great tournament in Langley - demonstrating resilience in coming from 4 back to win their first game, and getting the bats going early in the second game, scoring 5 runs on 8 hits in the first inning to tie the game. No looking back from there, as the A's racked up a total of 16 runs in a long but exciting game, eventually going on to win the District Banner !!! Congratulations to the entire team!

9/10 All Stars lost in semis at Districts to a strong Langley squad. Nice to see so many of you out at Mackin this week supporting our 11/12 team as they competed in Districts. Looking forward to watching you guys next year.

11 Selects finished 1-2-1 at the Drew Henderson in Whalley this week. They won their first game 9-8 in dramatic fashion walking off host Whalley after trailing 8-2. The A's followed that up with a 4-4 draw against Kerrisdale Sunday afternoon, in what has been touted as a spirited affair. Unfortunately they ran into a couple of buzz saws, dropping their last 2 to Highlands and Lynn Valley. These kids played a solid game against Lynn Valley in their consolation game, ending in a 8-8 draw.

11/12 Selects played host to our 11/12 Select tournament at Mackin July 6-14. The kids worked hard, had fun, and played some great ball, going 3-0 in round robin play before losing a heartbeaker in the semis. The coaches want to thank Craig and Don, and all the parents who made this tournament a success doing volunteer duties for all 13 games! Special thanks to Team Ottahall (Chad and Tate) and Sergio for j-Umping in to help when we were a little short of on field officials.

11/12 Allstars went 1-1 in round robin, won the semi vs Langley, setting up yet another Coquitlam Whalley final. It was an exciting game, featuring plenty of action on the field, and a phone call to Williamsport. Our boys battled hard, never quitting, and had Whalley on the ropes a few times, but just couldn't quite finish them off. You guys did yourselves proud!!! Congrats to Whalley on their win, god luck in Provincials at Trail! Most of our team (including Sandon, Will, and hopefully Beamer) will be making the move up to Blue Mountain next season. Looking forward to seeing them play on the big diamond!

Congratulations to our #friendlyrivals across the river. Whalley Little League went on to win Canadians and go the Little League World Series, where they went 2-2! After losing their first game to Panama, the kids from Surrey walked off Europe & Africa reps Spain 2-1 in the 10th inning! They followed that up with a gutsy 6-4 win over Mexico, allowing Mexico to load the bases in the 6th before getting the final out on a shot back to the pitcher. Canada faced a strong Puerto Rico side in game 4, battled hard but couldn't quite keep up, eventually going down 9-4. Congratulations to LLWS Champs Honolulu, Hawaii!

Seniors (15/16) - Rockin at Canadians

Our gang managed to battle through some adversity and get to the semis vs Team Atlantic from Nova Scotia. The Cape Bretoners came out on top, our kids shook off that loss and won the consolation final to finish 3rd in the tournament, before spending the afternoon with the other teams raucously supporting ATL vs the host Edmonton Cubs. Great job by the staff managing the roster ins and outs through 6 straight days of round robin, and 2 playoff games. We're all extremely proud of the team - especially the Little League spirit you showed after being eliminated, cheering on the team that knocked you out!

Results so far: BC 11 Que 0 BC 11 Sask 1 BC 10 AB 9 BC 17 ONT 3 HOST 8 BC 1 BC 8 ATL 4

1. Edmonton Cubs (Host) 5-0
2. Team British Columbia 5-1
3. Team Atlantic 3-2
4. Team Quebec 2-3
4. Team Ontario 2-3
5. Team Alberta 1-4
6. Team Saskatchewan 0-5