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15U AA CUBS FINISH 2ND AT FINAL 4 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

September 7th, 2020

The North Island Cubs 15U AA baseball team settled for second place at the Final four Tournament this past weekend in Cloverdale, dropping a close game to the undefeated host, Cloverdale Spurs, in the Championship final.

 

In their Inaugural season at the Bantam AA level, the North Island team surpassed everyone’s expectations by making it all the way to the final game of the prestigious Final four tournament.

 

In Game 1 the North Island Cubs faced Ladner to start the tournament.  After 4 innings the cubs trailed 5-0, but put up 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to cut the deficit to 1. The Cubs would take the lead in the bottom of the 6th, only to give up 3 runs in the top of the 7th to complete the comeback for Ladner, and hand the Cubs an 8-6 loss in their opener. Leading the cubs with 2 hits was Sean Bow. Zach Dobie had a double with Linden Hicks and Brian Robbins adding singles.

Next up for the Cubs were the Cloverdale Spurs who sported an undefeated record on the season. Cloverdale would put up three runs in the bottom of the 1st and never look back adding 3 more runs over the next 6 innings in a well played game. The Cubs would fall 6-1 to the Spurs. Walker Maximick led the Cubs hitting with a double and a single while Kaleb Robertson also had a 2-hit game. Zach Dobie gave up 4 earned runs over 5 innings for the cubs

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Game 3 on Sunday morning saw the Cubs in a must win situation against Surrey/Newton, with the winner moving on to the final for a rematch against the Spurs for the Championship! Marcus Peterson would get the Start on the bump for the Cubs and he was good as he came up clutch, pitching a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 9 batters. The cubs came out swinging in this one with three hit performances coming from Brian Robbins, Walker Maximick, and Zach Dobie. Robbins had 2 doubles while Dobie hit a 2-run home run and added 2 singles in a 10-0 Cubs win, advancing them to the championship final against the undefeated Spurs.

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon the Cubs would get another shot at the Cloverdale team for all the marbles and the Provincial final 4 crown. The Cubs would put up 5 runs in the top of the 1st to jump out to an early lead versus the heavily favored Spurs, however they would fail to put the nail in the coffin, allowing Cloverdale to chip away at the lead. With the North Island team still leading by 5 runs with three innings to go, the momentum started to swing in the Spurs favor as they shutout the Cubs’ offense for the final 3 innings and put up 6 runs of their own to complete the comeback. Brian Robbins and Zach Dobie had multi hit games while Walker Maximick, Sean Bow, Brody Warner and Linden Hicks also had hits. Kaleb Robertson went 6 innings on the mound for the Cubs.

The North Island team now has a short break before starting their 2020 Fall ball season. They would like to acknowledge their supporters and sponsors for their help through this shortened season. Windsor Plywood, Sussex Insurance, Frame & Company Injury Law, Mainstream Biological Consulting, Seymour Services Autopro, Carol Chapman at A Cut Above, Robbins and Company Chartered Professional Accountants, Tex Electric, White’s Diesel, Akers Property Solutions, Paul Stapley at Realpro Realestate, Bailey Western Star, Riptide Marine Pub and Applewood Chevrolet.

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18U AAA CUBS ARE 2020 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

September 5th, 2020

The North Island Cubs are 18U AAA Provincial Champions after defeating the Kelowna Sun Devils twice on Saturday at Nunns Creek. The Championship final was a "Best of 3 series" in which the Cubs won in two games straight.

Powered by rookie ace, Wyatt Dumont, the Cubs won game #1 by a score of 6-2. Dumont pitched a complete game, striking out 6 and walking only 3 Kelowna batters through 7 innings. The North Island defence managed to hold the Sun Devils to only 5 hits all game. Robert Gurney started the offense for the Cubs with a double in the bottom the first inning, only to be scored by his brother, Austin Gurney, 2 pitches later as he hammered his own double to the right center gap. Dumont helped his own cause with a double in the 3rd and an RBI single in the 4th. Brayden Penn was 2 for 3 with a pair of singles, while Cam Bell had an RBI single of his own in the 2nd.

Game #2 had veteran Austin Gurney get the nod on the mound and he delivered for the local squad. Pitching a complete game shutout in his final 18U AAA game, Gurney struck out 11 batters and issued only 1 walk through 7 innings. Once again, the Cubs stingy defense held the Sun Devils to 3 hits all game. In one of the closest games played by the North Island squad all year, the Cubs scored only 1 run in the 4th, when Riley Sutherland crossed the plate on a  single by Bell. They held on to a 1-0 lead  heading into the 7th and final inning, where they exploded offensively. Lead-off batter Markus Cross hit a single to start the inning, and was advanced to third base on a Cam Bell double over the right fielder's head. Tyler Newby drew a walk, followed by Dumont who also walked, setting the stage for David Klatt who dropped down a perfect bunt that scored two more North Island runners. Catcher, Robert Gurney then walked and was advanced to 2nd on a fielder's choice hit by Austin Gurney.  Sutherland then picked up two RBI's as he grounded out to the Kelowna 2nd baseman, advancing Klatt and Robert Gurney across the plate with some impressive baserunning.  When the dust settled the Cubs held a 7 run lead and all that was left to do was make three more outs. After striking out the Kelowna lead-off batter, Gurney was able to get the next batter to ground out to shortstop, Bell, who threw him out at first base. Fittingly the game came to an end by way of Gurney's 11th strikeout, closing the door on a very successful Cubs season, and clinching the 2020 18U AAA Championship.

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18U AAA & 15U AA CUBS TEAMS ADVANCE TO FINALS

August 30th, 2020

The North Island Cubs will be well represented this coming Labour Day weekend, as both of their teams have advanced to the finals in their respective leagues.

The 18U AAA team had a very successful shortened season, going 12-0 against the only other team in their "Cohort group" the Victoria Seawolves. Powered by a strong 3rd year group of players, and a very skilled group of 1st year newcomers, the Cubs balance their squad with a good mix of talent across the board. They will play the Kelowna Sun Devils in a best of three series to determine the 18U AAA season Champion at the friendly confines of our own Nunns Creek Park. The Sun Devils were 5-7 on the season, and are coming off a pair of victories against the Chilliwack Cougars last weekend. Games begin this Saturday September 5th at 12pm & 3pm. If needed, game three will go Sunday September 6th at 10am.

The 15U AA Cubs have also had a very successful inaugural season. Playing only one other Island team in their own Cohort group, they have a record of 6-4 against the Cowichan Mustangs, and have earned a berth into the prestigious Final four Championship weekend being held in Cloverdale starting on Saturday September 5th. The Cubs boast a roster heavy with 2nd year players, with a small group of very talented rookies to round out the attack. They will start their finals with a matchup against Ladner at 11:30am, followed by a game against Cloverdale at 2:30pm on Saturday. They play Surrey/Newton Sunday at 12pm. Championship final game goes at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoon.

Best of luck to both teams!

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15U AA CUBS SWEEP WEEKEND GAMES

August 9, 2020

The North Island Cubs 15U AA team got down to business this past weekend, and picked up a pair of victories against the Cowichan Mustangs. 

 

Saturday saw Marcus Petersen getting the nod for the Cubs, and he gave them exactly what they needed. Petersen was dealing on Saturday giving up 4 hits and 2 runs through 5 innings. Jaxson Irving closed out the final 2 innings for the cubs, blanking the Cowichan mustangs and giving up 1 hit. Leading 2-0 the cubs blew the game open in the 4th inning, the rally was led by singles from Aidan Fraser, Kaleb Robertson, and Brian Robbins, setting the table for a double by Zach Dobie and a triple from Sean Bow. Walker Maximick and Marcus Petersen also added singles for the cubs. Final score had the Cubs beating Cowichan 8-2.

Sunday’s game had Zach Dobie on the hill in Cowichan looking for a weekend sweep. Dobie came out firing for the Cubs on Sunday as he carried a no hitter into the 6th inning which was eventually broken up by a swinging bunt single from Cowichan’s Sal Patterson. Dobie went the distance for the complete game shutout allowing only 2 hits. Leading the charge offensively for the cubs with multi hit performances were Brian Robbins, Linden Hicks, Sean Bow and Zach Dobie. Hicks and Bow both had 3 hits each with 2 doubles while Dobie had a double and a triple to help his own cause. Final score had the Cubs beating Cowichan 12-0 in a  6 inning mercy rule shortened game.

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18U AAA CUBS WIN TWO IN HOME OPENER

August 9, 2020

The North Island Cubs organization started their shortened 2020 season this past weekend, with both the 18U AAA team and the newly formed 15U AA Bantam team in action. Saturday saw the 18U AAA squad host the Victoria Seawolves at Nunns Creek Park in their Home opening double header. 

Game 1 saw Austin Gurney take to the mound for the start, quickly making short work of the Seawolves lineup, striking out 9 batters and only issuing 1 walk through 5 innings of play. Offensively, Robert Gurney had a double and a single with 2 RBI's, rookies Wyatt Dumont (2 RBI's) and David Klatt (1 RBI) had a pair of singles each, while Austin Gurney (2 RBI's) added a pair of singles himself. Lone singles went to veteran 1st Baseman Riley Sutherland (1 RBI) and newcomer Cameron Bell in an 11-1 mercy after 5 innings.

Wyatt Dumont was handed the start for game 2 of the double header, going 5 full innings with 4 strikeouts and only 2 walks. 3rd year player Laine Rogers came in to close in the 6th  and 7th innings, shutting the door on the Seawolves in a convincing 9-3 win for the Cubs. Dumont and Bell hit back to back triples in the bottom of the 6th, while 2nd year player Markus Cross registered his first double of the year, adding an RBI. Singles went to Robert Gurney, Austin Gurney, Rogers, Sutherland, Klatt and Tyler Newby.

Sunday morning the Cubs hit the road early and traveled to Victoria for another two game set. This gave them the opportunity to showcase their new grey road uniforms, and they worked just fine as the locals picked up another two wins in them. Game 1 on Sunday saw rookie Braydon Penn get the start as he worked diligently through 3 and two thirds innings, striking out 5 and walking only 5 Victoria batters before handing over the pitching duties to Sutherland. The regular first baseman threw 3 and one third innings in his return to the mound, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 1 batter en route to an 8-3 win. Cross hammered a triple to start his day at the plate, while Austin Gurney hit a double and two singles (3 RBI's), while singles went to Klatt, Robert Gurney, Rogers and Penn.

Markus Cross was given the start on the mound for Sunday's  game 2, working through 3 innings with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks. Rogers came in for the close in the 4th, striking out 6 and walking only 1 Seawolves batter through 4 innings. He also led the way offensively with 2 doubles (1 RBI) while Bell crushed his first triple of the season and added a single (1 RBI). Penn had a pair of singles (2 RBI's) with lone singles going to Dumont, Robert Gurney, Austin Gurney and Cross as the Cubs rolled to a 9-2 win.

The Cubs play their next double header against the Seawolves next Saturday in Victoria at 12pm & 3pm.

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Single Season to begin August 8th

August 1, 2020

The long wait is over! BC Minor Baseball has announced that the shortened season will begin for single season teams on August 8th. Teams will begin play in 3 team "pods" and progress through the month of August. Championship weekend will consist of a Final Four tournament on the Labour Day long weekend in September.

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In-Club game play now permitted

July 24th, 2020

Baseball BC has announced that In-club game play is now permitted. Games between teams within the same association can now take place providing they continue to follow all necessary protocols set out from Via Sport, Baseball BC and their local associations.

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Full team practices to resume July 10th

July 8th, 2020

Baseball BC will lift the restriction of only 10 players and 2 coaches on the field for practices on July 10th. Teams will be allowed to practice with full rosters and coaching staff, moving everyone closer to the start of games and eventually league play. Games are still not permitted at this time. The number of times teams are allowed to practice per week has also been increased.

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All In-person Baseball activity ban lifted

June 7th, 2020

Baseball BC has lifted the In-person baseball activity ban allowing teams across the Province to begin practices again. After a lengthy wait, teams will be able to practice with a maximum of 10 players and 2 coaches on the field at one time. Although it's restrictive, it still allows players to train and develop in preparation for a possible season this summer.

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Corona Virus Postpones start of 2020 season

March 27, 2020

The start to the 2020 season has been postponed due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Sports associations and functions have been cancelled and postsponed world-wide in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus. BC Minor Baseball has suspended all in person baseball activity until further notice. In addition to this, municipal sports fields and facilities have been closed as well to stop public gatherings.

At this time the North Island Cubs organization encourages everyone to do their part to help stop the spread of the virus. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, maintain proper social distancing from others, and just stay home! The sooner we can help stop the spread, the sooner we can get back to our normal daily routines, and eventually get back on the ballfield.

Updates on the season will be posted as we receive them.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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18UAAA Cubs win twice in pre season exhibition

March 2, 2020

The North Island Cubs started their pre season last Sunday with a pair of exhibition games against the visiting Victoria Seawolves. Great pitching, and stingy defence propelled the 18U squad to 3-0 & 2-1 wins. Pitching duties were spread out between Braydon Penn, Cameron Goodman and Laine Rogers in game 1, while Wyatt Dumont, Robert Gurney and Austin Gurney took to the mound in game 2. Offensively, Cam Bell hit a double, Dumont had 3 singles, while Robert Gurney, Colby Goodman & Tyler Newby all had singles. Rogers had 3 RBI's while Colby Goodman had 1. The Cubs remain practicing this week in preperation for upcoming exhibition games. 

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Tryouts underway for 15U AA & 18U AAA teams

February 22, 2020

Tryouts have started for the North Island Cubs 15U AA & 18U AAA teams. Great weather has helped get the  players out on the Robron artificial turf field in Campbell River and Highland field in Comox. Roster spots for the upcoming 2020 season are limited, and the players are making decisions difficult for the evaluation team and coaching staff, as everyone is showing really well at the sessions. The 18U AAA team will host the Victoria Seawolves in a double header at Highland Field on Sunday March 1st. Games are at 12pm & 2:30pm. Final roster selections will be made at the conclusion of the games.

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2020 Tryout Registration now open

January 1, 2020

The North Island Cubs organization is pleased to announce tryout registration for their 15U AA and 18U AAA teams is now open. Cost for the tryout sessions is $85. Full tryout schedule under the "Schedule" tab.

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Dan Dobie named as 15U AA Bantam CUBS head coach

August 19, 2019

The North Island Cubs organization is pleased to announce Dan Dobie has accepted the position of Head Coach for the 2020 15U AA season.

2019 Fall Ball Registration now Open

August 13th, 2019

The North Island Cubs are pleased to announce their Fall Ball Program for 2019! 

 

Open to all 15U Bantam & 18U Midget aged players born in 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 & 2002. Fall sessions will begin Monday, September 2nd and run through to Sunday, October 13th. 18U practices will take place Monday and Wednesday evenings, and 15U practices will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Games will be played on weekends.

Cost for the 6 week 18U program is $225. The 6 week 15U program is $200. Players will receive 12 practice sessions focusing on position specific training, hitting, fielding and base running as well as weekend games, a Cubs hat and shirt.

In addition to the regular practice and game schedule, Cubs staff will select an 18U roster to play in the Richmond Fall Classic tournament September 27th - 29th. Players will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations for this event. We are also in the stages of finalizing a spot in a similar 15U Bantam fall tournament. Details to follow soon.

The 2019 Fall Program will be considered as the start of tryouts for the 2020 regular season teams. Players are encouraged to make as many sessions and games as possible.

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Gurney pitches a gem in weekend double headers at Nunns Creek

May 26th, 2019

The North Island Cubs split a pair of league games with the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Nunns Creek Park on Sunday.

Game 1 had Cubs starter Laine Rogers throw 3 innings before Nico Matheson took over and threw the final 4. Untimely errors, and quiet bats left the Cubs with a 9-3 loss to start their day. Catcher, Robert Gurney and Pitcher, Matheson had a pair of singles each, while singles went to Brandon Lambert, Brayden McClary, Curtis Owens, Riley Sutherland, O'Reilly and Markus Cross.

After a brief break between games, the Cubs started game 2 with a sense of urgency, and were rewarded for their "never quit" attitude. After hitting a lead-off single and making his way to 3rd base, Robert Gurney set the tone in the 1st inning with an outright steal of home, catching the Mustangs pitcher and catcher off guard, giving the home team a 1-0 lead. Defensively, starting pitcher, Ring was having a great day on the mound, and getting some much needed defense from his fielders behind him. After holding a 4-3 lead into the 5th inning, however, the Cubs made several costly errors, and let Cowichan go ahead by a score of 7-6 heading into the bottom of the 7th. The Cubs found a way to dig deep, and McClary led off the inning with a single, only to be thrown out on a force play at 2nd base on a hit by Matheson. The next batter, Rogers, hammered a seeing eye double down the 3rd base line, advancing Matheson to 3rd with 1 out. In what was probably the most important at bat of the day for O'Reilly, he stepped to the plate and worked into a 1-1 count before driving a line shot double into the left-center gap, scoring both Matheson and Rogers, and sealing the victory for the North Island squad. As the winning run crossed the plate, the Cubs dugout emptied onto the field in celebration as they mobbed O'Reilly in the infield grass.

Offensively, Austin Gurney had a triple, doubles went to Robert Gurney, Rogers and O'Reilly, singles were hit by Matheson (3), Robert Gurney (2), Curtis Owens (2), Lambert (2) Rogers, and McClary.

The Cubs have next weekend off before returning to Nunns Creek on Saturday June 8th against Kelowna at 2:30pm & 5pm, and Sunday June 9th against Penticton at 12pm & 2:30pm.

O'Reilly walks off Cowichan in Sunday split against Mustangs

May 26th, 2019

The North Island Cubs split a pair of league games with the Cowichan Valley Mustangs at Nunns Creek Park on Sunday.

Game 1 had Cubs starter Laine Rogers throw 3 innings before Nico Matheson took over and threw the final 4. Untimely errors, and quiet bats left the Cubs with a 9-3 loss to start their day. Catcher, Robert Gurney and Pitcher, Matheson had a pair of singles each, while singles went to Brandon Lambert, Brayden McClary, Curtis Owens, Riley Sutherland, O'Reilly and Markus Cross.

After a brief break between games, the Cubs started game 2 with a sense of urgency, and were rewarded for their "never quit" attitude. After hitting a lead-off single and making his way to 3rd base, Robert Gurney set the tone in the 1st inning with an outright steal of home, catching the Mustangs pitcher and catcher off guard, giving the home team a 1-0 lead. Defensively, starting pitcher, Ring was having a great day on the mound, and getting some much needed defense from his fielders behind him. After holding a 4-3 lead into the 5th inning, however, the Cubs made several costly errors, and let Cowichan go ahead by a score of 7-6 heading into the bottom of the 7th. The Cubs found a way to dig deep, and McClary led off the inning with a single, only to be thrown out on a force play at 2nd base on a hit by Matheson. The next batter, Rogers, hammered a seeing eye double down the 3rd base line, advancing Matheson to 3rd with 1 out. In what was probably the most important at bat of the day for O'Reilly, he stepped to the plate and worked into a 1-1 count before driving a line shot double into the left-center gap, scoring both Matheson and Rogers, and sealing the victory for the North Island squad. As the winning run crossed the plate, the Cubs dugout emptied onto the field in celebration as they mobbed O'Reilly in the infield grass.

Offensively, Austin Gurney had a triple, doubles went to Robert Gurney, Rogers and O'Reilly, singles were hit by Matheson (3), Robert Gurney (2), Curtis Owens (2), Lambert (2) Rogers, and McClary.

The Cubs have next weekend off before returning to Nunns Creek on Saturday June 8th against Kelowna at 2:30pm & 5pm, and Sunday June 9th against Penticton at 12pm & 2:30pm.

Cubs go 1 and 3 in Spring Showdown

May 20th, 2019

The North Island Cubs returned home from the Spring Showdown tournament in Ridge Meadows this past weekend, winning one game and dropping their other 3.

Saturday saw the locals face off against the North Delta Jr. Blue Jays and lost in a 7-1 game of frustration. The Cubs stranded 11 runners on base through the course of the game, managing to only plate 1 run. Austin Gurney led the team offensively with a double and a single, while brother Robert had two singles himself. Other singles went to Markus Cross, and Brayden McClary.

 

Ridge Meadows Royals College Prep was the next Cubs opponent, and the North Island squad played their best game of the tournament, eventually losing a well played game 3-1. Starter Jaxon Ackerman had another great performance on the mound, striking out 11 Royals batters and issuing only 1 walk through 6 1/3 innings. The Cubs were tied 1-1 into the 7th inning when a questionable obstruction call at the plate allowed the Royals the go ahead run. They later scored another with 2 out and the Cubs went 3 up, 3 down to end the game. Robert Gurney hit a deep shot for a double, to end the Royals pitcher's bid for a no hitter in the 4th. Laine Rogers added his own double in the 5th, and Curtis Owens a single in the 6th. 

Game three had the Cubs facing the Whalley Chiefs Jr team. The North Island team picked up their 1st and only win of the tournament defeating the Chiefs 10-5. Jayden Smith got the start and went 4 innings before being replaced by Curtis Owens for the 5th, and Brayden McClary for the close in the 6th. Owens led the offence with a double and two singles, while Riley Sutherland and McClary had two singles each. Other singles went to Rogers, and Matt O'Reilly who layed down a perfect bunt to score the go ahead run.

The Cubs final game of the tournament was against the Township Bluesox College Prep team, who handed them their third loss of the tournament. Errors crept up on the Cubs and eventually led to them being on the wrong side of a 10-6 score. Doubles went to Austin Gurney, O'Reilly and Owens, while singles were hit by Robert Gurney, McClary, Smith and Owens.

The Cubs return home next weekend, Sunday May 26 for a double header against the Cowichan Mustangs at Nunns Creek Park. Game times are 1pm & 3:30pm.

Cubs win 3 of 4 on the road

May 13th, 2019

The North Island Cubs turned things around and got back to their winning ways last weekend, as they visited the South Fraser Giants and the Ridge Meadows Royals.

Saturday against the Giants, starter Jaxon Ackerman powered his way to another complete game shutout, striking out 9 and only issuing 4 walks, as the Cubs downed the Giants 11-0 in their first meeting of the year. Game 2 saw starter Laine Rogers throw his own complete game in a 5-2 win. Brayden McClary hit his first homerun of the season, and was clearly robbed of a second one on a questionable foul ball call, much to the disagreement of the Cubs players and fans. Doubles went to Austin Gurney, Robert Gurney and Curtis Owens. Singles were notched by Ackerman (5), Dayton Ring (5), Austin Gurney (4), Riley Sutherland (4), Robert Gurney (2), McClary (2), Rogers (2), Matt O'Reilly (2), Markus Cross, Jayden Smith, and Branden Lambert.

Sunday in Ridge Meadows, the Cubs split a pair against the Royals, losing 4-3 and winning 7-4 in extra innings. Despite throwing a gem of a game with 5 strikeouts and only 3 walks, starter Dayton Ring was tagged with the loss as the Royals mounted a late 7th inning rally to score 3 runs and walk off the Cubs. Game 2 saw the cubs rally late themselves and put up 3 runs in the top of the 8th, and then closer McClary shut the door on them to secure a 7-4 win. McClary had a triple, while doubles went to Ackerman (2), Robert Gurney, Austin Gurney, Smith, McClary, and Owens. Singles were hit by Rogers (4),Cross (3), Owens (3), Lambert (2), Ackerman (2), Robert Gurney, McClary, Austin Gurney, O'Reilly, and Smith.

 

The Cubs are off to the Spring Showdown tournament in Ridge Meadows next weekend. 

Rough weekend for North Island

May 6th, 2019

After a succsessful opening weekend, the North Island Cubs had a tough 4 game set on the road in North Shore, and at home for their 2019 Home opener.

Saturday had the local team up early to catch the bus for their first team travel double header to face the North Shore Padres. In two close games, the Cubs just couldn't seem to get the offence when they needed it, stranding plenty of runners on base, and dropping both games 6-2 & 8-5. Nico Matheson hit 2 doubles, while Jaxon Ackerman, Riley Sutherland, Laine Rogers and Jayden Smith had one double a piece. Singles were hit by Ackerman (3), Brayden McClary (2), Austin Gurney, Robert Gurney, Branden Lambert, Smith, Rogers and Matheson.

Sunday's Home opener wasn't exactly what the Cubs had in mind either as they fell to the visiting VI Mariners by scores of 14-3 & 6-3. Once again, stranded base runners hampered the home team's efforts to secure their first home win of the year. North Island batters managed to hit the ball well, however the Mariner's defence was sound, limiting the Cubs offensive chances. Doubles were hit by Robert Gurney, Sutherland, Ackerman and McClary, while singles went to Branden Lambert (2), Curtis Owens (2), Robert Gurney (2), Matt O'Reilly (2), Markus Cross (2) and Rogers.

The Cubs are back on the road next weekend for a pair of games in South Fraser against the Giants, and then Sunday in Ridge Meadows to face the Royals.

Cubs open season with 4 wins

April 22nd, 2019

The North Island Cubs got off to a great start for the 2019 season this past weekend, winning all 4 of their road games in Cloverdale and Richmond.

Saturday in Cloverdale saw strong pitching from Dayton Ring in game 1, and Jayden Smith in game 2. Brayden McClary was brought in to close both games successfully. Offensively, McClary and Robert Gurney both hit triples, Doubles went to Dayton Ring, Austin Gurney, Matt O'Reilly, Riley Sutherland and McClary. Singles were hit by Robert Gurney (2), Branden Lambert (2), Jaxon Ackerman, Austin Gurney, Ring, McClary and Smith.

Sunday's games in Richmond were both dominant wins. Jaxon Ackerman pitched a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts in the first game, while teammate Austin Gurney pitched his own complete game in game 2. Final scores were 11-0 & 11-1 respectively. McClary & Smith both hit triples, Curtis Owens and Lambert hit doubles, and singles went to Ackerman (4), O'Reilly (2), Sutherland (2), Smith (2), Robert Gurney (2), Owens, Nico Matheson, Ring, McClary and O'Reilly.

The Cubs are in North Shore next Saturday to face the Padres, and host their home opener at Nunns Creek Park on Sunday May 5 against the VI Mariners. Game times for the Home Opener are 12pm & 2:30pm.

2019 Team Tryouts

January 14, 2019

2019 team tryouts will begin Monday February 11, 8:30pm - 10pm at the Robron turf field in Campbell River.  Registration is now open. Click on the REGISTRATION tab above to complete your form now. Cost for the 10 sessions is $40. Payment is due at check in at the field, prior to the first tryout session.

Tryout Schedule:

Monday February 11th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Wednesday February 13th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Monday February 18th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Wednesday February 20th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Saturday February 23rd,  12:00pm - 2:30pm  Highland Field, Comox

Monday February 25th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Wednesday February 25th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Monday March 4th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Wednesday March 6th,  8:30pm - 10pm  Robron Turf field, Campbell River

Saturday March 9th,  12:00pm - 2:30pm  Highland Field, Comox