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Year end celebration at the 2014 AGM

The 2014 season officially came to a close with the AMBA Annual General Meeting on November 23rd at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aurora. Many were in attendance to help recognize players, coaches, umpires and volunteers who made special contributions to their teams or the association as a whole. Congratulations to all the award recipients!

House League Awards:

Junior Rookie
Team MVP Most Improved Player Sportmanship Award
Goodyear Tire & Auto Service Wes Turner Isaac Wallace Romeo Waghmare
Optimist Club of Aurora Ben Arnone Avery Campobasso   Parker Bifolchi  
Mastercut Property Services Andrew Yeoman/Ethan Fleming Kaylee Cheung Aaron Hamilton
Future Stars Sports Photography Elliot Backer Emma Dench Kais Figueiredo
Econolite Giancarlo Sortino Nathan Menzies Oliver Segal-Osen
Aurora Men`s Slo Pitch Michael Littlejohn Savio Paniccia Adam Balice
       
Senior Rookie
Team MVP Most Improved Player Sportmanship Award
Royal Bank of Canada Alex Giesen James Knowles Adam Rogers
Kwik Copy Isaac Oldenhof Matthew Balice Marcus da Silva
Rotary Club Tyler Pridham Maddox Campobasso Jack Thomson
Royal CDN Legion Finn Walker Alex Wilson Kyle Edwards
Econolite Gavin Veloso Gianluca Montanaro Alexander Mendes
Summers & Smith Julian Robertson Adam Schellenberg Wesley Etwell
Home Hardware Andrew Aikins Lucas Remigio Alex Mann
Mastermind Riley Saltzman Cristian Bolanos Michael Boudreau
       
Mosquito
Team MVP Most Improved Sportmanship Award
LH Lind Realty William Azzopardi Dylan Lawrie Kurtis Gipp
Legallais Veterinary Hospital Ben Legallais Lexy Hunt-Larkin Parker Whittick
Aurora Montessori School Nicholas Young Kyle Cronin Colm MacEachern
Dr Weeden Virot Siharath Jack Bibby Marcus Bachoo
Parish Home Inspections Jackson Gosselin Kyle Murphy Jacob Cass
Econolite Nicholas Giorgio Nathan Reist Wesley Maya
       
Peewee Bantam
Team MVP Team MVP
Harris Plumbing Massimo Spinello Alcorn Cleaning TBD
Kwik Copy Hunter Gilpin Maier Aspen Ridge TBD
L H Lind Realty George Worth Aurora Jays TBD
Aurora Montessori School Hunter Wong The Restorers Group William Morin
Parish Home Inspections Hunter Mintz    
Legallais Veterinary Hospital Isaac Ordonez    
       
Midget    
Team MVP    
Aurora Jays Matthew Sakala    
BMO Daniel Della Rocca    
Sport Aurora James Mayo    

 

Rep Awards:

Division Tom Gray Memorial Award
Minor Rookie Ryan Ko
Major Rookie Gabriel Oldenhof & Fionn Keon
Minor Mosquito Spencer Thomson
Major Mosquito Owen Papulkas
Minor Peewee Tyler O`Sullivan
Peewee Jude Morgan-Yeates
Minor Bantam Riley Jackson
Major Bantam Adam Cipollone
Minor Midget Alex Grist & Daniel Viera
Midget Nick Pettinaro
Junior Philip Hache

 

Staff and Volunteers:

Award Receipient
Senior Umpire Chris Goan
Gail Teal Memorial Jr Umpire Aidan Woolsey
Volunteer of the Year David Edmunds
House League Coach of the Year David Walker
Rep Coach of the Year Dave Giroux

 

Thanks to everyone for making 2014 another great year for baseball in Aurora!

Please check back soon for more exciting news and information about the Aurora King Township Baseball Association (AKBA).  

Have a great winter!

Thank you
Aurora Baseball Association
 


Annual General Meeting

Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 2:00pm
The Royal Canadian Legion

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, November 23rd at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aurora beginning at 2pm.

The event will include the following:

- Our year end awards ceremony, which gives us an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of players, coaches, umpires and volunteers from this past season.

- Executive reports, which will include recommendations and discussions around improvements for next season. The merger with the King Township Baseball Association (KTBA) will also be discussed.

- The 2015 Executive will be elected.


As always, everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and add their voices to the discussion. All feedback is appreciated and will help us guide the future direction of the
association and baseball in Aurora.

In addition, as the Aurora Baseball Association is entirely volunteer run, we are always looking for individuals willing to step up and help out with the organization. If you
are interested in getting more involved, please come out and see where you might be able to help. Even if you are not looking for a position on the Executive the AGM is a great
opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and find out more about the association's needs and what role you might best fit.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Aurora Baseball Association

 


Major announcement for the 2015 Season


As we complete another successful baseball season, we would like to announce that the Aurora Minor Baseball Association (AMBA) and the King Township Baseball Association (KTBA) are merging!

Many details still need to be worked out including the new name and executive structure, but the merger will be beneficial for all those involved in both associations going forward. The new organization will gain a fresh perspective from the KTBA Executives who have run a successful house league program for many years. Their program currently includes player development which is something that the AMBA has attempted, but has not been able to find someone to run the development program.

The merger will also:

- increase the number of diamonds available for games and practices
- increase the local player pool for Select and Rep teams
- increase the space available for future field expansion
- help address unbalanced team issues from last season

Further details will be sent out via email and posted on the Aurora Baseball website (http://www.aurorabaseball.ca).

Looking forward to a bigger, better more exciting season in 2015!

Questions or concerns can be directed to Allen Wilson (VP) or Matt Giesen (Director of Communications).

Rep Tryout Schedule

Minor Rookie (born 2007) - Coach Steve Jackson

Friday, September 26 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 28 noon – 2:00 pm

Location: Town Park



Rookie (born 2006) - Coach Kevin McNeil


Friday, September 26 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 27 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 28 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Optimist Park



Minor Mosquito (born 2005)
- Coach Jordan Keon

Saturday, September 20 10 am – noon
Sunday, September 21 10 am – noon - Cancelled due to Rain
Monday, September 22 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 27 10 am – noon

Location: Optimist Park


Mosquito (born 2004) - Coach Stan Simons

Tuesday, September 16 6:30 – 9:00 pm @ Optimist Park
Sunday, September 21 2:00 – 5:00 pm - Cancelled due to Rain
Tuesday, September 23 6:30 – 9:00 pm @ Optimist Park
Thursday, September 25 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Town Park

Sunday, September 28 2:00 – 5:00 pm @ Optimist Park



Minor Peewee (born 2003) - Coach Jason Solilo

Wednesday, September 17 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 20 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, September 24 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Optimist Park


Peewee (born 2002) - Coach Ken O'Sullivan

Sunday, September 21 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 25 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 27 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 28 9:30 am – noon

Location: Optimist Park

A $20 fee will apply for each player trying out.


Minor Bantam (born 2001)
 - Coach Stephen Preiano

Friday, September 19 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Optimist Park

Tryout on the 19th is for For King City and Aurora House League Players Only

Sunday, September 21 noon – 2:00pm @ Stewart Burnett - Cancelled due to Rain
Tuesday, September 23 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Stewart Burnett

Wednesday, September 24 7:00 – 9:00pm @ Stewart Burnett



Bantam (born 2000) - Coach Wayne Langdon 

Friday, September 19 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ LC#4
Saturday, September 27 noon – 2:00 pm @ LC#4

Sunday, September 28 noon – 2:00 pm @ Stewart Burnett - Postponed

The Bantam Rep tryouts have been postponed, please contact Jason Solilo (Rep Director) for more information.



Minor Midget (born 1999) - Coach Hannibal Macchiaroli

Sunday, September 21 10:00 am – noon @ Stewart Burnett - Cancelled due to Rain
Thursday, September 25 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ Stewart Burnett - New Date
Friday, September 26 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ LC#4
Saturday, September 27 10:00 am – noon @ LC#4
Sunday, September 28 10:00 am – noon @ Stewart Burnett


Midget (born 1997 - 1998) - Coach Doug Merkel

Tuesday, September 16 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 19 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 21 2:00 – 4:00 pm - Cancelled due to Rain
Friday, September 26 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 28 2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Stewart Burnett

 


2014 House League Playoff Schedules

Click on the links below to view this years playoff schedules:

Jr Rookie

Sr Rookie

Mosquito

Peewee

Bantam

 


Aurora Jays Midget Select Finalists in London

Interesting Team going to London, this age group has not had a Select Team in 3 years.  We put 11 kids together, found some old Select Shirts and took a trip to London Ontario for a Midget Select Tournament.   Not expecting to do much at all, we went to the final game Sunday afternoon,  Sunday morning we played the favourite South West London Team,  and held on to a 2 run lead in the final inning (A 5 pitch bottom of the 7th inning by Paul Bukovec took us to the final game).  Losing to Ajax.....  A great job by a team of dedicated Midget players....... 


Aurora Jays Mosquito Select Finalists in West Hill



Pictured above: Nolan Barnes, Dexter Cole, Jack Edwards, Simon Forster, Eric Kaszuba, Colm MacEachern, Max McConkey, Jake Pridham, Virot Siharath, Kostas Skanderis, Nate Titus, and Nicholas Young
Missing: William Azzopardi, Pete Paras, and Matthew Toth


Over the weekend of July 18-20, the Aurora Jays Mosquito Select Baseball Team took on opponents from across southern Ontario, all vying for the championship title in the West Hill Select Baseball Tournament.

The Jays, a competitive and spirited team, began tournament play as an underdog. In the round-robin play of three games, the team surprised many by winning its division and earning the #1 seed for their semi-final game against the Pickering Red Sox.

In what the Tournament Director called, "the most exciting and well-played game I've watched in the past ten years," the Jays advanced to the championship game by staging a two out, three-run rally in their last at bats. Advancing to the championship game against the Richmond Hill Phoenix, the Jays played hard, but eventually were beaten by the Phoenix.

The team would like to thank the West Hill Baseball Organization for delivering such a competitive and fun tournament.


Aurora Jays Minor Peewee Champs in Brampton

 
The Aurora Jays Minor Peewee 2002 team are the proud champions of the 2014 Brampton Minor Pee Wee AA tournament by defeating the Thornhill Reds in the final on July 6, 2014.
 
The Jays rode solid pitching, strong team defense and timely hitting to victory throughout the tournament. The coaching staff is extremely proud that the Aurora boys demonstrated a commitment to the team motto "all game" resulting in consistent performance and ultimately a tournament victory based on strong team play. Although it was a true team victory there was one performance that stood out. Starting pitcher Justin Hicks pitched a complete game 7-0 shutout against Bolton in the semi-finals to propel the team into the finals which was won primarily through a broad based hitting campaign and pitching depth.
 
The coaching staff, players and parents are all very proud of this character building victory.

 

 

 

 

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