The Tigers are Growling Again

The Tigers are back.  And they’re still roaring.

Cam Frick’s Delta bombers were the best bantam team in the country last season.  Yes, they lost 5-4 in the Canadian final but that was to a Provincial all-star team and it took a  dribbler, a blooper, and a pitcher tripping and falling on a rundown for Ontario to luck out.

The pandemic has ripped this season apart but the current Tigers are back in the saddle and riding winners.

After half a dozen productive intra-squads the Tigers hooked up with the North Delta Junior Blue Jays. 

They lost the opener 4-3 on a walk off.  Then, in the rematch, the roof caved in and they gave up three unearned runs in the first inning.  That might have KO’d a lot of teams competing against older players but these kids showed a ton of grit and battled back, losing only 5-1.

Marcus Siemens, Noah Bourgeois, Will Anderson and Macin MacDonald were solid on the hill.

Bring on the Chiefs

That set the stage for the first of three against the bantam Whalley Chiefs. 

Kenny Scott, who just may be the best catcher in the country, gave a clinic at Winskill on exactly how to ignite an offense in the lead-off hole as the Tigers rambled to a 10-2 runaway.  He ripped a pair of hits, added two walks, stole three bases and scored three times.  Just what the Chicago Cubs need.

Siemens matched Kenny with two knocks, plus an RBI, and Anderson and Nate Colina both delivered pinch-hits to drive in a run.

Jaren Yamaoka started on the mound, throwing three solid innings, Noah del Rosario dominated with four K’s in two frames, Colina added two more strikeouts, and Finley McConnell finished it up with a shutout eighth inning. 

There were also two exceptional defensive plays.  The Chiefs tried a double steal but catcher Matthew Fischer fired a heads up throw to MacDonald at short to nail the trail runner.  And Bourgeois turned a great double play at third base, tagging one runner, then spinning and throwing out the hitter.


Developing Pitchers

by Dave Empey with

   Ryan Dempster--16 years in MLB.  All-star twice.  World Series ring 2013

               James Paxton--New York Yankees

                  Rowan Wick--Chicago Cubs

Developing Pitchers is loaded with pitching wisdom, including a ton of tips from this trio of major leaguers.  You'll learn more than pitchers in college or pro baseball.  Plus entertaining stories and anecdotes.  

VOLUME ONE--12 Killer Keys for Velocity.  Adding anywhere from 3 to 8 mph and more.

VOLUME TWO--Monster Mechanics--from Knee Raise to Finish.  White Lightning at 110 mph.

VOLUME THREE--Command and the Mystery of Movement.  Throwing strikes, sink and run

VOLUME FOUR--Pitches and Grips--four-seam fastball, two-seam, curve, cutter, change-up, splitter, Ryan Dempser's slider

VOLUME FIVE--Protecting the pitcher’s arm--Jobe’s, the scourge of Tommy John surgery, warming up, tubing, the Thrower’s Ten 

VOLUME SIX--Extra Innings--bull pens, holding runners, picks, pre-game, what scouts look for, signals, Sidd Finch's 168 mph fastball 

For all Delta players, at any level, the cost is only $15.    

Order with an e-transfer at RBC online to daveempey@shaw.ca.  Or by PayPal. 

Then send Dave your email address and Developing Pitchers will be yours. 


The Delta Tigers are proud to announce their new affiliation to the North Delta Blue Jays. Starting in the 2019/2020 Baseball Season, the Tigers will be moving to the Bantam Prep league within the PBL.
2019 15U AAA National Silver Medalists
2019 Baseball BC Provincial Champions
2019 BC Minor Baseball Provincial Champions
2019 BC Minor Baseball League Champions 
2018 Western Canadian Champions
2018 BC Minor Baseball League Champions
2017 BC Minor Baseball Provincial Champions 
2017 Tigers Fall Classic Champions

2016 BC Minor Baseball Provincial Champions

2016 Tigers Fall Classic Champions

2016 RCBA Queen Victoria Tournament Champions

2015 USSSAWA Summer Slam Champions  





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Tigers Crowned BC Minor 15U AAA Champions for 3rd Time in 5 year program history

July 28, 2019   read more

Tigers Repeat at BC Champs

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Tigers Motivated to Repeat

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  • Tigers set to host inaugural BC Minor Final 4 Provincial Championship
  • Opening Day on BC Minor Schedule is Saturday April 20th

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