Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball/Little League’ Category

Little Leaguer Dio Gama’s life transformed after overnight walk to Canada

Friday, August 17th, 2018

It was as if everything changed for Dio Gama the second he stepped into Canada three years ago to reunite with his family. The 13-year-old is about to put on the Maple Leaf for Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., but his path to this tournament involved much more than just being able to swing a bat.

Follow Team Canada at the Little League World Series

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Follow CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux's live dispatches as he covers Dio Gama and the Canadian team from Whalley, B.C., throughout the opening weekend of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Joyous Whalley team awaits Dio Gama’s arrival at Little League World Series

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
LLWS Parade Baseball

Whalley, B.C.'s Little League team is thrilled at the news their top slugger will be joining them after all at the Little League World Series.

Ottawa intervenes to get Canadian Little Leaguer to World Series

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Thirteen-year-old Dio Gama will get to play baseball in the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania after all. Gama's team, the Whalley Major Allstars from Surrey, B.C., had thought they would be without the young outfielder after a federal judge ordered a review of the family's immigration case last month.

Canadian Little Leaguer not able to join team at World Series due to immigration issue

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Dio Gama was a big reason why the team from Whalley, B.C., won the Canadian Little League title last week. But now a family immigration problem may prevent the 13-year-old from fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the Little League World Series.

Whalley’s World: B.C. team heading to Little League World Series

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

They came to Mirabel, Que. on a mission to become Team Canada and on Saturday afternoon Whalley, B.C. did just that by defeating Glace Bay, N.S. 11-0 in the championship game.

B.C. chasing another title as semifinals set at Canadian Little League Championships

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

With just four teams remaining at the Canadian Little League Championships the pressure is ratcheting up as the semifinals begin. Host Mirabel, Glace Bay, Toronto High Park and Whalley still have their eyes on the biggest baseball prize in their young careers.

Team Ontario youngster tosses no-hitter at Canadian Little League Championships

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Team Ontario's Roman Figueroa made a memory of a lifetime on Tuesday, throwing a no-hitter at the Little League Baseball Canadian Championship from Mirabel, Quebec.

Bob Elliott’s Baseball: Canadian Little League champs will aim for history

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Seven teams are in Mirabel, Que. this week. Six will go home when all is said and done. And the other — the one with dreams still dancing in their heads — moves south and a berth in the annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. an annual event which began in 1947.

Little League takes centre stage in a place deep in baseball history

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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The Expos left 14 years ago, but baseball remains alive in Montreal. Starting Thursday, the Canadian Little League Championship comes to Mirabel, Que., about an hour's drive from the Expos' former home at the Olympic Stadium.