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January 10, 2019

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The South Bend OBA Bears has been accepted as a NCOBA member.  As a local association of the National Capital OBA Affiliate, the Bears will have rights to put forward Rep teams with the given boundary.  One condition of entrance wasrequired for entry, and that was to not use the "National Capital" name so as to not conflict with the name of the Affiliate.  

Hence the South Bend Bears has been established as the newest NCOBA member association.  The "Bears Country" region includes the areas of Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Lanark and surrounding areas.

Visit the Bears website http://southbendbears.ca for details of of 11U, 13U and 14U teams in this region.


Please join us in congratulating the following folks who have been nominated by NCOBA for the following Baseball Ontario Awards

 

Umpire of the Year (Junior - Level 1 or 2)... Simon Piche (Seaway Surge)

Umpire of the Year (Senior - Level 3 or Higher)... Charley Dutil (Ottawa City)

Pitcher of the Year (Peewee or below)... Aidan Hartholdt (Kanata Cubs)

Pitcher of the Year (Bantam or higher)... Ryan Klein (Ottawa City)

Player of the Year (Peewee or below)... Maxwell Rose (Bytown Dodgers)

Player of the Year (Bantam of higher)... Carter Edwards (Kanata Cubs)

Coach of the Year (Peewee or below)... Chris Kazen (Bytown Dodgers)

Coach of the Year (Bantam or higher)... Stuart Bowden (Ottawa City)

Team of the Year...Seaway Major Peewee

Volunteer of the Year... Jeff Dever

 

Thank you and once again congratulations to all!

 


Kanata Cubs Conquer Cooperstown

"The minor midget Cubs made a little trip south of the border to the Mecca of baseball in Cooperstown this past weekend.
The boys went 1-1 in the round robin losing 9-1 to the Gloucester city Brawlers and beating the Vermont Jays 3-2 after a complete game of 0 earned runs pitched by Lincoln Bishop sending them into the quarter finals. 
They again faced off against the Vermont Jays for a place in the semis. Connor Finnie pitched an outstanding 5.1 innings giving up 2 runs. With the score 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th, slugger Neil Maclean hits a deep opposite bomb to right centre to put the Cubs up by 1. That sealed the deal as fireballer Sam Wilson racked up the save that sent them to the semi finals.
The Cubs had the toughest challenge  yet as they faced the top seeded powerhouse Montreal Titans. However, the boys were ready and came to play. With the strong outing of Michael Patchell, the team combined for 11 hits to route the Titans 8-5. Great defence and timely hits allowed the Cubs to quiet the Montreal cheering section as they moved into the finals.
They faced a familiar foe as the rematch against New Jersey's Gloucester City was set to rumble. Although this time, a different story. Again, another strong pitching start as Colby Frost stifled he hitters with a nasty breaking pitch that kept the opponents off balance all day long. The Cubs went ahead 8-2 after 3 innings and it was smooth sailing from there. The boys took the outs when needed and played like a true championship team. With the Cubs leading 9-5 in the bottom 7th and runners on 1st and second, Wilson was called on to save the day. It took only 3 pitches as the opposing hitter hit a line drive to short resulting in a 6-4-3 triple play to win the tournament. The champions of the Cooperstown Backyard Classic was crowned and with that came the end of a fun filled weekend." - Head Coach Jesse Gratton


Congrats to the Kanata Major Mosquito Cubs on winning the 2018 Kanata Mosquito Tournament. 

After rain delays on Sunday Kanata edged out the Ottawa Jr. Ravens in the championship game by a final score of 9-8. 

Huge Thank you goes out to all teams, families, volunteers and coaches for putting on another successful Kanata Tournament. 

 


Ontario Summer Games All-Star Team Announced

Thank you to all 42 players that came out to the Try-outs.  We saw alot of good players but in the end only had 16 spots to makeup a team.  

Congratulations to the following players who will be representing us in the Ontario Summer Games in London Aug 2-5th.

 

First Name Last Name Year
Daniel Acosta 2003
Evan Atkinson 2003
Zachary Bruketa 2003
Jacob Doy-Yat 2003
Evan Dumbrille 2003
Carter Edwards 2003
Owen Fetterly 2003
Robert Forward 2003
Justin Godmaire 2003
Ben Lapier 2003
Blake Madigan 2003
Ethan Marion 2003
Riley Maude 2003
Declan O'Kane 2004
Austin Rivet 2003
Matthew Roy 2003

KBA Rookie Blue Cubs win in Cornwall

Congratulations to the Rookie Blue Cubs for a big win at the Rivers Edge Baseball Invitational tournament in Cornwall.  "Blue" played a year up in the Minor B division, with most players seeing their first ever player-pitch action.  The games were intense with strong pitching, fantastic fielding, and aggressive base-running.

The championship game was a nail-biter against a very strong Glengarry team.  Blue jumped out to an early lead with big hits going for a number of doubles and triples, followed by a 3-up-3-down defensive clinic.  Down by 8 in the 3rd, Glengarry slowly chipped away at the lead, but Blue was able to fend off the advance in bottom of the final inning with shut-down pitching and stellar D.

Congrats to (left to right in the photo):  Owen, Caden, Ty, Otto, Zach K, Zach C, Cam, Colton, Charlie, Bradley, Willem, Colby, and Zander


Kanata Cubs Red - Rookie Tournament Champions!

Another big thank you for participating in the 2018 Kanata Baseball Association Rookie Ball Tournament. We had 5 teams participating from NCOBA and it was a great event. These kids truly put on a show for their parents and friends.
 
The round-robin games were very close with several one-run games that could have gone either way. It was a very competitive tournament.
 
The championship game was played on Sunday morning and matched up the Kanata Red Cubs against the Kanata White Cubs. The Kanata Red Cubs took a big early lead in the game. The Kanata White Cubs made a valiant effort to catch up but the Kanata Red Cubs were able to hang on for the victory.
Both teams lined up on the baselines after the game and they were presented medals by our tournament volunteers for their efforts. 
Again, thank you all of the teams and especially those who traveled long distances. Also, a huge thank you to the volunteers who made the tournament successful.
 
We hope to see you again next year. 
 

 

Ontario Summer Games

Bantam Affiliate

All-Star Baseball Tournament

 

We want YOU to be part of the Ontario Summer Games!

 

Date: August 2nd-5th

Location: London Ontario

Birth year: 2003 & 2004

OSG Website: http://london2018.ca

NCOBA Website: http://ncoba.ca

Tryouts Registration: https://form.jotform.com/81668830110251

Information Sheet: https://tinyurl.com/ybxhmgwh

Coaches: Jason Coker, Stu Bowden, Al Brule, General Manager: Jeff Dever

Information: <osg@ncoba.ca>

Player Fee: $385

 

The Ontario Summer Games brings together multiple sports into a single massive event.  Baseball is of course represented, but also includes sports like Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Volleyball, Rugby and many more.  This is the biggest overall sporting event available to Bantam aged baseball players.

 

Tryout Dates

 

Kanata Cubhouse - #102 302 Legget Dr, Kanata, ON

Sun 24th 6-9 drop in for 1h at either 6, 7 or 8p

Hitting focus.  The session is 3 hours in duration but players need only attend for 1h at either 6, 7 or 8pm.

 

Upper Kinsmen - 672 Terry Fox Dr, Kanata, ON

Tue 26th 6-8p

Fielding focus.

 

(McKendry park time was removed due to players being in exam week)

 

Eligibility

 

In order to be Eligible all players must be Bantam aged (born 2003 or 2004) and be on a National Capital Baseball Ontario Association (NCOBA) Roster.  Other programs in the National Capital Region that have chosen to not be recognized by Baseball Ontario have unfortunately made their players ineligible to participate in this event.

 

To Register for Tryouts use the following form : https://form.jotform.com/81668830110251


Lac St.Louis Tigers Orange - 2018 Peewee Champions

 

 

Another big thank you for all teams participating in the 2018 Kanata Baseball Association PeeWee Tournament. 
 
It was evident that all of the kids enjoyed their time with their teams, playing baseball and taking in all that sun. 
 
The semifinals were played Sunday morning. The Kanata Cubs Minor baseball gave Lac St Louis Tigers Blue a tough challenge in the first semifinal keeping the game close before Blue pulled away late. In the second semifinal, Lac St Louis Tigers Orange were able to hold off aigles de St Hubert. 
 
That set up an all-Lac St Louis final. The final game has some amazing pitching and incredible defensive efforts. This was a very close game right until the end when Orange was able to outlast Blue for the championship. 
 
Both teams lined up on the baselines and they were presented medals by our league president for all of their effort. 
 
Again, thank you all of the teams and especially those who travelled from long distances. 
 
We hope to see you again next year. 
 
 

The Kanata Major Mosquito Cubs defeated Tyrans-Noir from Gatineau to move to 3-0 on the season. These Cubs are rolling!!!


Ravens took the win 9-3! Great start to the season.


Exciting times for Seaway Rookies & Mosquito teams. Renovations being done to old softball field in Merrikville , transforming it to new home for Seaway Surge Baseball Club Rookie and Mosquito teams. 

 

 




NCOBA Mosquito & Peewee Divisions

NCOBA Mosquito and Peewee Leagues

 

The National Capital Ontario Baseball Association will be offering its own leagues at the Mosquito and Peewee levels in 2018.  The Mosquito level will feature a 24 game schedule with seven teams from Kanata Baseball Association, the Seaway Surge and the Ottawa City Baseball Association.  Peewees will also play 24 games, also with seven teams, from Kanata, Seaway and the Bytown Dodgers.

 

Kanata, Ottawa City and Bytown will also play exhibition games with AA teams of the Association Baseball Elite Outaouais.

 

In Bantam, the Ottawa West Whisky Jacks are joining Kanata, Seaway and Bytown to play in the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association.  The Ottawa City Minor Midget team will play in the Elite Baseball League of Ontario.

 

Good luck to all our NCOBA teams as they begin the season!


2018 NCOBA Associations

2018 NCOBA Associations

 

Three new associations have joined the National Capital Ontario Baseball Association.  NCOBA and OBA welcome the:

Bytown Dodgers: https://bytowndodgers.com/

Ottawa City Baseball Association: http://www.leaguelineup.com/ocba

Ottawa West Baseball Association: http://ottawawhiskyjacks.ca/

 

They join our established associations:

Kanata Baseball Association: http://www.kllba.ca/site

Seaway Surge: http://www.seawaysurge.com/

Arnprior Highlanders: http://arnpriorhighlanders.com/

 

The new organizations now offer players in all areas of the Ottawa region a “home” territory.  We are fielding a record number of teams in 2018 and look forward to continued growth!


U11 Jr. Ravens First-Ever League Game

 

OTTAWA (May.10.2018) –

The U11 Jr. Ravens baseball team completed its first-ever league game on Wednesday night, defeating the Seaway Surge Mosquito team 9-3 in Merrickville. The game marks the culmination of months of effort by the Ravens baseball club and a group of parents, mainly from the Glebe and South Ottawa area to grow OBA baseball in the nation’s capital.

The team has been practicing since January and competed in a US indoor tournament last month.

Ravens baseball team President George Rigakos says the Jr. Ravens idea was something the team and the Athletics Department had been discussing for some time but it was not until this past winter that momentum began to build.

“It was really something that emerged naturally from our camps and my own involvement with Little League baseball” Rigakos said.

“Our players and coaches were already involved in youth baseball development and I thought this would be a great Summer employment opportunity for them and a way to develop our connections in the community.”

The Jr. Ravens Mosquito team is a pilot project in partnership with the Ottawa City Baseball Association (OCBA) whose President, like Rigakos, is also a Carleton University faculty member.

“We’re excited to work with Ravens Baseball” stated OCBA President Jeff Sahadeo. “Their winter and summer camps have been a huge success with young players in the region. This pilot partnership to create the mosquito Jr. Ravens is bringing quality OBA baseball to our region.”

The team is being coached by Ravens baseball hitter of the year Ryan Burnside with the help of infield alumnus and former Jason McKay Award recipient Eugenios Matos.

“The more the Ravens get involved the better it is for baseball in our area” notes parent Neil Malhotra “my son is getting a great baseball experience.”

That sentiment is shared by Marco Falsetti who adds “the Jr. Ravens have given my son the opportunity to play baseball the way it should be played.”

For his part, coach Burnside is excited about coaching the team: “It’s really cool to have an opportunity to teach young ball players and see them grow and enjoy the game.”

“The kids are having great fun while developing under coach Ryan” added Sahadeo and “we look forward to further cooperation in the future”.