Posted on May 31, 2012 by Jason Bobbitt
The West Coast Authentic Jays amassed 15 hits in an 11- 0 win over the Vernon Diamondbacks in Okanagan Major Baseball League play on Wednesday night.
Shortstop and assistant coach Jared Johnson led the way going 4 for 5 with 2 rbi’s, and by Austin Bartleson who was 3 for 5 and scored 3 runs. 3rd Baseman Jordan Varga was 2 for 4 with a walk, 2 runs scored and 2 rbi’s.
Right fielder Dom D’souza was 2 for 2, 2 walks, and an rbi, and Dallas Monk also has 2 rbi’s.
The Jays used 1 pitcher per inning over 7 innings giving up no runs, 3 hits, and striking out 10.
The Jays now host the Langley Blaze, Trail Orioles and Kamloops Sun Devils in a weekend ice-breaker tournament with the first game starting at 11 am Saturday featuring the rival Sun Devils vs. the WCA Jays. All games at Elks Stadium
Posted on May 30, 2012 by Jason Bobbitt
Nova Scotia Premier Recognizes WCA for Contributions
It was a great honor for West Coast Authentic to receive a copy of Resolution No. 2123 that was put into the Nova Scotia Legislature by Premier Darrell Dexter for the contributions made to the help send Annabelle to Disney as part of The Make A Wish Foundation.
Below are contents of a package that Deputy Sheriff Rory Fraser kindly sent to us that included a copy of the Resolution, photos of Annabelle and members of the Nova Scotia Legislature. We were also given a Department of Justice badge (pictured above).
It has been a pleasure working with Deputy Sheriff Rory Fraser and we feel privileged to be part of the fundraising efforts along with The Make A Wish Foundation and other supporters such as UFC fighters Randy Couture and Georges St.-Pierre.
We have continued our fundraising contributions in 2012 by helping Bretton’s wish come true and hope to make a difference in any way that we can.
Posted on May 29, 2012 by Jason Bobbitt
West Coast Authentic Kelowna Jays Announce 2012 Schedule
The Kelowna Jays are pleased to announce that West Coast Authentic and the Kelowna jays have formed a partnership that sees WCA becoming the organizations title sponsor and the team will now be known as the WCA Kelowna Jays.
WCA owner Jason Bobbitt says he is excited to become involved with the Jays organization which provides a quality baseball environment for local and college players each summer. The WCA Jays are also pleased to announce their 2012 schedule which is attached.
The team got of to a solid start this past weekend taking 2 of 3 games from the Orioles up in Trail, friday night and saturday, however they lost a couple to the Sun Devils in Kamloops on sunday.
Neither games was particularly well pitched by either team as a lot of the players are just getting back into the swing of things after being off for a couple of weeks after their respective college seasons ended.
Jays 230 100 0 6 runs 3 hits 2 errors
Kam 320 101 x 7 runs 5 hits 2 errors
The story in this game was walks, hit batters, 2 untimely errors each, and a couple of timely hits. Jays starting pitcher Todd Leavitt gave up 5 runs in the 1st 2 innings on 8 walks, 3 hit batters, 1 error and only 2 hits. Kamloops pitcher Jacob Hein also gave up 5 runs on 4 walks, 3 hit batters and 2 hits.
Thing settled down a bit after that however Kamloops scored the winning run in the top of the 6th on a double by shortstop Kyle Dhanni and a single by 3rd baseman Jeff Paz.
For the Jays Tyler Enns had a double and scored a run, Jordan Devencenzi scored 2 runs, and Jared Johnson was 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs.
Jays 100 100 005 7 runs 12 hits 1 error
Kam 000 202 15x 10 runs 10 hits 3 errors
The Jays bats woke up in this game led by outfielder, from UBC, Tyler Enns, who was 3 for 5, scored 3 runs and a stolen base, and shortstop Jared Johnson, also 3 for 5 and a walk and 3 rbi’s.
The Jays staged a comeback rally in the top of the ninth scoring 5 runs but leaving the bases loaded as 2nd baseman Vincent Ching, who started the rally with a single, struck out to end it. Marcus Drewry pitched into the 8th giving up 5 runs, 2 earned, but kamloops got to him and to reliever Bryce Wilkie for 5 runs.
For the Sun Devils shortstop Kyle Dhanni again did damage going 4 for 5 including a double and triple and 2 rbi’s. Five games opening weekend for the Jays was just too much for the pitching to handle but there certainly are signs of a very good, exciting team.
The WCA Jays first home game is wednesday night against the Vernon Diamondbacks, 7:30pm at Elks Stadium, and this weekend sees the 3rd annual ICE-BREAKER with the Langley Blaze, Kamloops Sun Devils and Trail Orioles joining the Jays at Elks Stadium.
ICE BREAKER SCHEDULE
Sat. June 2
11am KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS VS WCA JAYS
1:30pm TRAIL ORIOLES VS LANGLEY BLAZE
4 pm KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS VS TRAIL ORIOLES
7 pm LANGLEY BLAZE VS WCA JAYS
Sun June 3
9am TRAIL OROILES VS LANGLEY BLAZE
1130am WCA JAYS VS TRAIL ORIOLES
2pm LANGLEY BLAZE VS KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS
430pm WCA JAYS VS KAMLOOPS SUN DEVILS
The defending BC Junior Champion WCA JAYS plan to bring more exciting baseball to Kelowna in 2012.
Posted on May 28, 2012 by Jason Bobbitt
Monster Start For WCA Jays
The WEST COAST AUTHENTIC Kelowna Jays opened their 2012 schedule with a 3 game road trip to Trail and received a MONSTER performance from Kelowna’s MIKE MONSTER!
On friday night Mike pitched a complete game 9 – 0 shutout, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 13 Orioles batters.
Monster, coming off his rookie season with the Okanagan College Coyotes, was in top form and demonstrated the value of what he learned from OC pitching coach Jared Johnson.
Monster had great run support as Jays Jared Johnson was 3 for 3 with 3 rbi’s, Raymond Guiton was2 for 3, scored 3 runs, and had 1 rbi, Jordan Varga, Jordan Devencenzi ,Tyler Enns and Thomas Bidzinski each had 2 hits.
On Saturday the hits were a little scarcer and the pitching and defence dominated as the Jays and Orioles split the double header with 2 – 1 wins.
The WCA Jays pulled off an extra inning win scoring the winning run in the top of the 8th when Jordan Varga led off with a double, advanced to 3rd on a ground out, and was singled home by Jordan Devencenzi. Dominic D’sousa picked up the win with 2 scoreless relief innings. Dawson Newman pitched the 1st 4 innings giving up 1 run on 4hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts, and Cory Wood pitched 2 scoreless innings.
The Jays were not so fortunate in the other game, going into the top of the 7th down 2 – 0 they got a clutch solo home run from Austin Bartleson but that was all. Colton Lindsay pitched a great game allowing just 2 runs on 3 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Winning pitcher for trail was Kellen Jones who was solid allowing only 5 hits and striking out 4.
Trail scored solo runs in the 3rd and 5th innings and the Jays left the bases loaded in 2 innings. Thomas Bidzinski was 2 for 4 for the Jays.
The WCA Jays play a double header at 3pm today in Kamloops before coming home to open on Wednesday night hosting the Vernon Diamondbacks at Elks Stadium at 7:30pm. They will also host an ICE-BREAKER series on Saturday/Sunday June 2nd and 3rd with Langley Blaze, Kamloops Sun Devils and Trail Orioles. Games get under way at 11 am on Saturday with 4 games each day.
The 2012 Jays have an exciting young group of college players assembled and they should be a treat to watch as the compete in their Pacific International League Schedule.
Posted on May 9, 2012 by Jason Bobbitt
Katie Hooker Wins Golden Puck Contest
Thanks to our loyal fans on Facebook, our West Coast Authentic’s Golden Puck contest was a huge success!
The contest that began on March 14, 2012 ran for 8 weeks and a grand prize winner emerged on May 9th. Katie Hooker of Bossier City, Louisiana found all eight golden pucks on our website with the help of our weekly video clues. Her name was drawn as the winner out of 81 other contestants that had also found all eight pucks.
As the grand prize winner, Katie had the choice of an autographed Wayne Gretzky jersey or an autographed Georges St-Pierre framed piece. She must be a big MMA fan because she chose “Rush” over the “Great One”!
David Kolochuk Wins Instant Prize
On May 2, 2012 we hid the eighth and final Golden Puck and it was a race for all contestants to find it quickly. After watching the video clue, David Kolochuck found the last puck within 6 minutes and was declared the winner.
David had a prize choice of a framed & autographed 8×10 photo of Anderson Silva or Jerome Iginla. He chose Iginla to add to his man-cave collection.