The Abbotsford Cardinals Organization is run by a steering committee. The voting members are: GM, SR HEAD COACH, JR HEAD COACH, and 4 board members. The treasurer is an advisor reporting to the committee on financial matters and coordinating administrative matters. The committee represents the membership, families, and players. When there is an issue with in the organization, the committee can call a meeting of the committee or the membership as outlined in the Organization by-laws. More information can be found by this link at our website : http://www.abbotsfordcardinals.com/
- Eric Sim, former catcher of the Cardinals Organization has been back home since October training and working with our players at Yale Academy, Sandlot Baseball, and our Junior and Premier Clubs. Eric leaves February, 5th for spring training. Good Luck Eric!
- Steven Federau (Colby Kansas) Max Chadsay (Muscatine CC) Brand Molnar (Prairie Baseball) are all enjoying the college baseball experience. We look forward to seeing them back home for summer.
- Our Junior and Senior teams have been practicing 3x a week since the beginning of January at our new indoor facility. During the winter months, our boys trained with the Yale Secondary Track Coach every Monday for 2 months. All players at the Yale Baseball Academy have been working with a personal trainer since the beginning of September. A partnership has been developed between Yale Secondary and the Abbotsford Cardinals. If you would like to train everyday during schools hours and receive credit, the Yale Academy is highly recommended. More information at www.sandlotbaseball.ca
- The Organization is looking forward to another trip to Scottsdale, AZ for Spring Training. Both clubs will play a respectable amount of games as we travel from March, 12th - 17th.
- The Senior Cardinals will open up with their first tournament of the year at the Best of the West in Kamloops. Our club will square off against Langley, Okotoks, and White Rock in Pool Play.
- Congratulations to Tyler Krahn who took advantage of the early signing period and has found his new home at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan
#1. By Dan Kinvig - Abbotsford News
Published: December 29, 2011 1:00 PM
Updated: December 29, 2011 3:22 PM
With 2011 disappearing in the rear view mirror, The News ranks the 10 most memorable Abbotsford sporting performances of the year.
Receiving honourable mention in this weekends local paper www.abbynews.com was Brandon Todoruk of the Abbotsford Cardinals won the B.C. Premier Baseball League triple crown, leading the elite under-18 circuit in batting average (.404), runs batted in (32) and home runs (three, tied with five other players). Congratulation Brandon !
#2. 2011 PBL Scholarships Announced
The Executive Management Committee (EMC) of the Premier Baseball Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 PBL scholarships. After reviewing 11 applications $5100 has been awarded to 10 players from the PBL and CCBC. Congratulations to the following scholarship winners: Tyler Dobos (Abbotsford Cardinals) Sebastian Wong (University of BC)
#3. Abbotsford Cardinal Grad 2007 and UW-Parkside's Kirk Haviland was named a Western Major Baseball League Postseason All-Star after helping lead the Swift Current Indians to a 26-16 record and a Central Division championship. Haviland, a native of Merritt, British Columbia, earned a spot on the second team by batting .270 with team highs of six home runs and nine doubles. He also drove in 20 runs. "It's great to see Kirk play well and represent us in what is a very good summer league," said Parkside Head Coach, Joel Weaver. The Western Major Baseball League is Canada's pre-eminent summer collegiate baseball league. The WMBL is a wood bat league in the tradition of such outstanding American collegiate circuits as the Cape Cod League, the New England Collegiate League, the Coastal Plains League, the Northwoods League and in the nearby Pacific Northwest, the Pacific International League and the newly formed, West Coast Collegiate League
#4. In conjunction with the City and our community partners we are pleased to announce the upgrades for Delair park this comming season. As you can see from the image there will be grass behind the bleachers, shade trees, 3 pic-nic tables and a walking/bike path. There will be additional shade trees in front of the Training Facility to act as a buffer between the residences and the park. Additionally, the long term plan is to pave the gravel parking lot and put in angle parking to increase capacity at Delair. Over the coming months you will see some of our boys out assisting the city with fencing and general landscaping. When you see your Cardinals out there honk to show your support for our players giving back to the community.