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Trail U18 Orioles slugger Connor Stainer belted a two-run homer to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the VI Mariners on Sunday, June 12 in Kamloops. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Orioles take two on road vs River Dogs and Mariners

Trail U18 Orioles split weekend matches, return to play June 26 versus Chilliwack Cougars

Trail U18 Orioles slugger Connor Stainer belted a two-run homer to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the VI Mariners on Sunday, June 12 in Kamloops. Photo: Jim Bailey
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
Orioles pitcher Jake Maniago went the distance and more on Saturday in a 4-1 extra innings loss to South Fraser. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail U18 Orioles earn dramatic split with South Fraser Giants

Trail U18 Orioles are back in action at Butler Park on May 7 and 8 against North Fraser and Tri-City

Orioles pitcher Jake Maniago went the distance and more on Saturday in a 4-1 extra innings loss to South Fraser. Photo: Jim Bailey
Nathan Dann reaches for a grounder at the Trail U18 Orioles practice on Sunday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey

U18 Trail Orioles play home opener this weekend

Orioles host the South Fraser Giants in a pair of doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Butler Park

Nathan Dann reaches for a grounder at the Trail U18 Orioles practice on Sunday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey
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
Trail Orioles Jake Maniago was also good on the mound, earning his first win of the season in a 6-1 victory over Penticton. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail U18 Orioles open season on a high note

Trail U18 Orioles threw their first pitch in the College Prep Division of BC Minor Baseball League

Trail Orioles Jake Maniago was also good on the mound, earning his first win of the season in a 6-1 victory over Penticton. Photo: Jim Bailey
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*
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)
Andrew McCallum, park maintenance worker at the City of Grand Forks, has been on the ground at James Donaldson Park since the project got underway last month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

City of Grand Forks renovating James Donaldson Park after brutal summer

Grand Forks International tentatively set to come back, says tournament co-ordinator

Andrew McCallum, park maintenance worker at the City of Grand Forks, has been on the ground at James Donaldson Park since the project got underway last month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The city will go ahead with replacing stadium lights and netting at Butler Park before the next baseball season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Butler Park to get new lights before 2022 season

City council votes to install lighting and netting to Trail baseball park

The city will go ahead with replacing stadium lights and netting at Butler Park before the next baseball season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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 U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey

U15 Trail Orioles open season with sweep over West Kelowna

U15 Orioles will host the D-Backs in a doubleheader on Sunday at Butler Park in Trail

The U15 Trail Orioles cruised to a two-game sweep of the U15 West Kelowna Diamondbacks on Saturday at Butler Park. Photo: Jim Bailey
Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)

3 men arrested near All-Star Game facing federal gun charges

The suspects were arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near the site

Gabriel Rodriguez is one of four people who have been arrested after more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized at a downtown Denver hotel close to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. (Denver Police/AP)
The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Toronto Blue Jays get government approval to return to Canada, starting July 30

The team says it will begin playing its home games at Rogers Centre starting July 30

The CN Tower is seen as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers in Toronto Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Ontario asks federal government to open border for Toronto Blue Jays

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said the Blue Jays’ return to Canadian soil is trending in a very good direction’

The Toronto Blue Jays participate in a batting practice at Summer Training Camp in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. Ontario’s sports minister has asked the federal government to allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston