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Campbell River’s Carter Hall (left) will suit up for the Northeast Community College Hawks this September after completing his Parksville Royals career. Photo contributed

Campbell River’s Carter Hall heads to U.S. Midwest to play college baseball

Paarksville Royals grad signs with Northeast Community College Hawks

  • Aug 4, 2022

 

Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi leaves the batter’s box on an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

COVID-19 vaccinations add new twist to MLB trade deadline

Toronto Blue Jays have by far the toughest constraints

 

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren

Blue Jays fire Montoyo, name bench coach John Schneider interim manager

Toronto sits a half-game up on the Mariners for the third wild-card spot

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on July 7, 2022, in Seattle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ted S. Warren
Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player’s defining World Series moment goes over two days

Being part of Southeastern University’s baseball champions a dream come true

Zach Diewert, right, with his World Series championship teammates Isaac Nunez, left, and Adrian Mella. (Photo submitted)
Zach Diewert, right, with outfielder Adrian Mella, left, and catcher Shamir Morales, centre, following the NAIA Opening Round baseball championship. (Photo submitted)

Island baseball player bound for the NAIA college baseball World Series

Chemainus product Diewert keeps bouncing back from injuries

Zach Diewert, right, with outfielder Adrian Mella, left, and catcher Shamir Morales, centre, following the NAIA Opening Round baseball championship. (Photo submitted)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (16) throws during the first inning of MLB baseball action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (16) throws during the first inning of MLB baseball action against the New York Yankees in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)

Former pro baseball pitcher training next generation on Vancouver Island

Anthony Pluta reunited with teammate Charlie Strandlund at Island Training Centre

Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)
Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez leaving TV booth after cancer diagnosis

Former catcher’s association with the team dates back to 1981

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez is stepping away from the broadcast booth after being diagnosed with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Guerrero slugs 3 HRs despite gash on hand, Blue Jays beat Yankees

Toronto moves to 4-2 on season after 6-4 win in New York

Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Kelowna man headed to the New York Yankees organization

McDonald will be a strength and performance coach

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Chicago White Sox minor league outfielder Duke Ellis prepares for batting practice during a minor league baseball spring training workout Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Test for MLB players will be how their new deal looks to them in 2026

Agreement reached Thursday raises the competitive-balance tax threshold by $34 million

Chicago White Sox minor league outfielder Duke Ellis prepares for batting practice during a minor league baseball spring training workout Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred outside Roger Dean Stadium on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Jupiter, Fla., after a labor negotiating session with baseball players. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MLB cancels opening day after sides fail to end lockout

Commissioner Rob Manfred is canceling first two series of a season that was set to begin March 31

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred outside Roger Dean Stadium on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Jupiter, Fla., after a labor negotiating session with baseball players. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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

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*
Parksville Royals players Thomas Plant and Ryan Deagle will join the University of Victoria Golden Tide this coming September. (Michael Briones photo)

Two mid-Island baseball products sign with UVic

It’s a nice way to start the season if you can swing…

  • Jan 7, 2022
Parksville Royals players Thomas Plant and Ryan Deagle will join the University of Victoria Golden Tide this coming September. (Michael Briones photo)
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

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)
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)
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)
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 Parksville Royals handed out individual player awards to (from left): Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Campbell River’s Ryan Deagle. Photo contributed

Ryan Deagle recognized for outstanding first year with Royals

Wrapping up a successful season, the Royals handed out their individual player…

  • Aug 9, 2021
The Parksville Royals handed out individual player awards to (from left): Keitaro Adachi, Ethan Dean and Campbell River’s Ryan Deagle. Photo contributed