Victoria Mariners set for Best in The West Tourney

Ten invited teams will be competing from B.C. and Alberta

Victoria Mariners are set to take part in one of the biggest pre-season baseball showcases in the” Best of the West” tournament held at McArthur Island Park in Kamloops starting today.

“This showcase tournament is considered to be one of the best pre draft tournaments in the country for scouts to assess the West Coast talent prior to the MLB June amateur draft,” said Marty Lehn of Big League Experience.

Ten invited teams will be competing from B.C. and Alberta including top rated Langley Blaze, Vauxhall Academy and Edmonton Prospects.

“Our team is one of the top teams competing this weekend in the tournament and certainly will be one of the top three teams in the BCPBL this year, ”said Mike Chewpoy, Victoria Mariners coach. “The top players to watch for will be our own Colton Wood, Chris Fougner as well as Kristjan Storrie from Langley and Mike Soroka from Calgary.”

Teams competing in this tournament have been pre-selected based on their performances in last year’s season.  The Victoria Mariners won the qualifier for the Tournament in the fall.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cold water swimming a morning ritual for Willows Beach crew

Group turned heads when they slow-walked into the Polar Plunge

Canada’s best ready to take a run at Bear Mountain

2020 Pan American Cross Country Cup will be held Feb. 29 at Langford resort

Oak Bay High piano fundraising committee raises a glass to donors

Oak Bay High brings Fiddler on the Roof Feb. 28 to March 7

Black History Month: Documentary sheds light on black pioneers’ role in Victoria

Secret Victoria: Rush to Freedom looks at how a mass migration shaped the capital

Scaffolding falls due to strong winds at Millstream Village Sunday afternoon

No injuries or vehicles damaged, according to West Shore RCMP

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy on eight-day trek down Vancouver island

The team’s fundraising goal this year is $250,000, which is double last year’s goal.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Most Read