Baseball

Canada’s Amanda Asay of Prince George, B.C., prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson, B.C., Baseball Canada said Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Longtime Canadian women’s baseball star Amanda Asay dies after skiing accident in Nelson

Amanda Asay, who was from Prince George, B.C., was 33 when she died

 

The Nanaimo NightOwls are building their roster for the coming West Coast League baseball season. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls building their first roster

Baseball team announced a dozen player signings in December

 

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Scherzer pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. Eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer is nearing a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 29, because the agreement was still being worked on and would be subject to a successful physical.(AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

Even if games go on, Major League Baseball lockout could alienate Gen Z

Those born between 1995 and 2010 have never experience a baseball lockout or strike

 

The Atlanta Braves celebrate after winning baseball’s World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
The Atlanta Braves celebrate after winning baseball’s World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Houston. The Braves won 7-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Brent Couwenberg, site superintendent with IWC Excavation, works on the fencing project at Serauxmen Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 21. The city is spending an additional $150,000 on a separate component of the stadium upgrade project. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo adds another $150,000 to work on baseball stadium upgrades

Removal of old paint at Serauxmen Stadium to require abatement work

Brent Couwenberg, site superintendent with IWC Excavation, works on the fencing project at Serauxmen Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 21. The city is spending an additional $150,000 on a separate component of the stadium upgrade project. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo NightOwls’ pitching coach will help players get the most out of themselves

Gorman Heimueller brings major-league experience to West Coast League baseball team

Nanaimo NightOwls mascot Ney-te meets pitching coach Gorman Heimueller earlier this month at a sponsor event at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce office. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)

Vancouver Island pitcher inks free agent deal with MLB’s Texas Rangers

Comox-born McKillican to join minor league affiliate in Surprise, Ariz.

Former Parksville Royals baseball star Adam McKillican. (File photo)
The V.I. Mariners U18 college prep baseball team celebrates winning the provincial championship Monday in Chilliwack. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo’s V.I. Mariners win U18 baseball provincial championship

College prep team blasts Cloverdale 11-1 in final

The V.I. Mariners U18 college prep baseball team celebrates winning the provincial championship Monday in Chilliwack. (Photo submitted)
FILE - Persons portraying ghost player characters, similar to those in the film “Field of Dreams,” emerge from the cornfield at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, in this undated file photo. Three decades after Kevin Costner’s character built a ballpark in a cornfield in the movie “Field of Dreams,” the iconic site in Dyersville, Iowa, prepares to host the state’s first Major League Baseball game at a built-for-the-moment stadium for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Field of Dreams: Inspired by 1989 film, Major League Baseball makes Iowa debut

White Sox and Yankees play at a temporary venue built for about 8,000 fans in tiny Dyersville

FILE - Persons portraying ghost player characters, similar to those in the film “Field of Dreams,” emerge from the cornfield at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, in this undated file photo. Three decades after Kevin Costner’s character built a ballpark in a cornfield in the movie “Field of Dreams,” the iconic site in Dyersville, Iowa, prepares to host the state’s first Major League Baseball game at a built-for-the-moment stadium for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
The Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club has announced that all players, coaches, team staff and host families will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 to be part of the organization. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club makes vaccines mandatory

All players, coaches, staff and host families will have to be fully immunized

The Nanaimo NightOwls baseball club has announced that all players, coaches, team staff and host families will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 to be part of the organization. (News Bulletin file photo)
Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)

3 men arrested near All-Star Game facing federal gun charges

The suspects were arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near the site

Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)
The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays get government approval to return to Canada, starting July 30

The team says it will begin playing its home games at Rogers Centre starting July 30

The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Ontario asks federal government to open border for Toronto Blue Jays

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said the Blue Jays’ return to Canadian soil is trending in a very good direction’

The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COVID-19 keeps Larry Walker out of all-star festivities

B.C. baseball great will be inducted into Hall of Fame in September

Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Mid-Island Pirates getting a baseball season at last

B.C. Premier Baseball League team to play a 24-game season and then a championship tournament

Mid-Island Pirates catcher Ben Shugar awaits a throw as a Parksville Royals baserunner slides for home during a B.C. Premier Baseball League game June 24 at the Serauxmen Sports Fields. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Thorpe Report.

Minor baseball registration on the upswing in Nanaimo

Close to 600 young players are signed up and registration is now capped

  • May 22, 2021
Thorpe Report.
Scenes like this one in the dugout are all too frequent for parents and kids arriving to play baseball at Nunns Creek Park these days, spurring a request to the city to let them move to the Sportsplex in Willow Point. Photo from CRMB presentation to City of Campbell River

Needles, feces and the unhoused send Island kids baseball program to greener pastures

Campbell River minor baseball program switches ballparks over growing safety concerns

Scenes like this one in the dugout are all too frequent for parents and kids arriving to play baseball at Nunns Creek Park these days, spurring a request to the city to let them move to the Sportsplex in Willow Point. Photo from CRMB presentation to City of Campbell River
A rendering of what Serauxmen Stadium might look like after new outfield fencing is finished. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)

Nanaimo’s Serauxmen Stadium getting another $1 million in improvements

Outfield fencing, including ‘Green Monster’ which came down last year, being replaced at ball field

A rendering of what Serauxmen Stadium might look like after new outfield fencing is finished. (Icad Design Graphics Studio/City of Nanaimo image)
Nanaimo NightOwls. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls cancel season due to COVID-19

Baseball team’s inaugural season in West Coast League will have to wait until 2022

Nanaimo NightOwls. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo NightOwls will play an all-Canadian regular-season schedule in their first West Coast League campaign, with the playoff format still to be determined. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo NightOwls to debut with all-Canadian schedule

Baseball league announced last week that there won’t be international travel during regular season

The Nanaimo NightOwls will play an all-Canadian regular-season schedule in their first West Coast League campaign, with the playoff format still to be determined. (News Bulletin file photo)