Lower Mainland Premier Fastball League: Notice Board
May 10, 2007
Meralomas jump on top
The Vancouver Meralomas jumped to an early lead in the league as they defeated the Stealers and Rangers the first week of the season. The 2006 MVP continued his pace by providing a 1.16 ERA striking out 25 in the process couple that with a .571 B/A over the 2 games and knocking in 4 runs. Calem Gardner and Danny Lee were also off to a torrid pace to start the season, knocking in 3 and 4 runs respectively. In other league action the Giants and Firefighters were in a very tight 1-0 contest until the Giants exploded for 5 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the FF 6-0. The Giants were led by leadoff hitter Kico Payano going 4 for 4 in the contest. Pitcher Jeff Kawaguchi went the distance striking out 11. The Firefighters waited until the 7th inning before coming back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the pesky Connaught Rangers, 3-2. Pitcher Rob Johnston earned the win pitching 3 scoreless innings and striking out 6.
   
April 4, 2007
2007 Schedule Posted
The 2007 Premier schedule is posted on our website. There have been many personnel changes for this year on all teams. The Premier leagues previous champions Vancity have ceased operations for the year as have the Wizards. Numerous players from those two teams have hooked up with the remaining 4 teams left, Vancouver Firefighters, Linus Software Stealers, Vancouver Meralomas and the South Hill Giants. This should push the league to an even higher level of competition for the 2007 season. Our website also has a number of new features including a calendar of events which lists all games, tournaments and provincial championships. Photos for the 2006 all star team will be posted in the next little while. Come on out and see all the action at the park.
   
July 19, 2006
PLAYOFFS SET
The Premier League playoffs are set for this weekend at South Hill.. Games begin at 10 am and continue through Sunday afternoon. Come out to see all the action.
   
May 17, 2006
2006 Season Underway
2006 promises to be a very tightly competetive season Last years finalists the Stealers and Vancity have kept their core group together with a couple of additions, notably Jon Nimmo joining the Stealers. The Giants have beefed up with the additions of Doug Allin and Harv Wiens to do some pitching. The Lomas welcome back Derek's brother Brian from his medical leave and the Firefighters have Craig Pidcock and Mike Egerdeen holding the ball. The league would like to welcome the Squamish Wizards to its mix with hurlers Travis and Weepy centering the team. It promises to be a very entertaining year. Come out and watch some of the action.
   
July 28, 2005
PLAYOFF MATCHUPS SET
Meralomas buoyed by the dominant pitching of Derek Mayson squeaked out a 7th inning 4-3 win against pre season favorites South Hill Giants. The Meralomas have a tough task ahead of them when they face the league champions from New West; Vancity. The regular season series between the 2 teams was won 4-1 by Vancity. Games are scheduled for Aug 3 at South Hill and Aug 5th at Moody Park. In the other semi final series Vancouver Firefighters face Linus Software Stealers on Wed Aug 3 at Moody Park and Fri Aug 5th at Steveston. The season series with these 2 teams was won 4-1 by the Firefighters. These series promise to be very competetive. Enjoy all the action.
   
July 7, 2005
VANCITY TAKES IT TO THE BANK
Vancity overtook the Stealers and the Firefighters to take sole position atop the Premier League. With just one week left in the regular season, the race for all playoff positions has tightened. It looks to be a very competetive end to the regular season and playoffs. The Stealers, Firefighters and Vancity will all be competing in the Sr B Provincials set for July 15-17 at South Memorial park in Vancouver. Come on out and enjoy all the regular season, playoff and provincial action, in the next few weeks.
   
May 28, 2005
TIGHT
With the May schedule almost completed the Premier league race is extremely close. 4 teams have a .500 record or better and the distance between the first place Vancouver Firefighters and the 4th place South Hill Giants is a mere 1 1/2 games. June looks to be a very interesting month for the league. Come on out and check out all the action.
   
April 8, 2005
Premier League Ready to Go
The 2005 version of the Lower Mainland Premier League is ready to go. Utilizing a new Umpire Association, strictly dedicated to fast pitch and starting the year off with a new team, South Hill Giants. The league has remained an extremely competetive one and the addition of the Giants just makes the intensity more. Season commences April 27th at South Hill at 7 pm with the Vancouver Meralomas hosting the powerful Giants. Come on out and see all the action.
   
August 24, 2004
Stealers Playoff Champions
Linus Software Stealers regained their championship from last year squeaking out 2 victories from the Poco Angels: 2-1 , 3-2. The Stealers coming off a silver medal at the Western Canadians took advantage of every opportunity they were given. In the first game Danny Valachy pitched brilliantly with 13 k's and giving up only 5 hits. Jon Nimmo the Angels pitcher had a rare feat, pitching a no hitter, however losing the game. Dean Longstaff knocked in the lone Angel run. In the second game, the Stealers Norm Pipke, pitched outstanding ball, giving up only one earned run, a solo shot by Nimmo, and fanning 12. The Stealers were led offensively by catcher Derek Voth who went 3 for 4 with a homerun. The Angels started Nimmo for the second time and he gave up only one earned run, while fanning 11. The Angels were again led by their coach Dean Longstaff, who went 2 for 3, SS Kim Dirks who was 2 for 4, and Jon Nimmo who sent a rocket over the center field fence. Congratulations to both teams for a well played series and well done Stealers for being the Premier League and Playoff Champs
   
August 10, 2004
2004 Final Matchup Set
Linus Software Stealers and Poco Angels moved on to face each other in the Premier League Finals. The Stealers swept the VanCity Fastball, behind the solid pitching of Danny Valachy and an explosive offence triggered by the heart of their order: Rick McGrath, Doug Miller, and Mark Dunlop. The Angels had to fight back after losing their first game to the Lomas with consecutive wins keyed by the pitching arm of Jon Nimmo. Two grand slams decided the contests with SS Derek Rudderham hitting one out in Game 1 and Derek Milley hitting the other out in the 2nd game. The final commences after the Western Canadian Sr B championships and will start on Wed Aug 11th at Moody park and move to Steveston Park for Friday Aug 13th for a possible doubleheader. The final is a best of three.
   
July 30, 2004
Stealers 2004 Premier League Champs
In a highly contested race to the wire, Linus Software Stealers emerged as this years Premier League Champions. The race was not decided until the final night of regular season games. The playoffs commence next week on Wednesday and Friday with the Stealers taking on VanCity while the Angels play the Meralomas. (see schedule)
   
July 8, 2004
June Race Tightens
After Linus Software Stealers took a commanding lead in May, the Poco Angels and Vancouver Meralomas took notice and started their own winning streaks, leaving the Stealers in 3rd place. The Angels were led by the pitching staff of Jon Nimmo, Jeff Kawaguchi and import Rich Haldane. Their bats remained hot with the Angels averaging over 5 runs a game. They are led by Nimmo, catcher Kris Waverick and 1b Matt Fong. The Lomas on the other hand scrapped through June only scoring 3.47 runs per game but they only gave up 3.80 runs per game. The Lomas were led by solid pitching from Mike Egerdeen and the Mayson boys Brian and Derek. Offensively, its the Mayson boys on top with Danny Lee the only Lomas hitting over .300. July should be a very interesting month coming up to playoffs and also Sr. "B" provincials which are being held in Kelowna the weekend of July 16-18th. All teams are entered and should have a good showing in our Provincial championships.
   
June 4, 2004
Stealers Surge Ahead in May
Linus Software Stealers have jumped to the foreground of the Premier League for May, accumulating a 6-2 record.

Stealers are leaning on Valachy, Strang and Pipke's arms for a team ERA of 4.62. Offensively, they lead the league with a .337 B/A. Stealers are led by SS Doug Miller .588 b/a, 8 rbi's 7 runs. Scott Mitchell, .480 b/a, 8 rbi's, 9 runs and 2 homers.

The Poco Angels are in 2nd place with a 3-3 record. Their B/A is .280 with a team ERA of 5.75. The Angels are led by Jon Nimmo with a b/a of .571, 6 rbi's and 4 runs. Kris Waverick ( .285, 6 rbi's, 4 runs) and Jeff Kawaguchi leads the staff with a record of 3-0 and a 3.85 ERA.

VanCity has the league's best ERA of 2.95 despite giving up a league-leading 42 runs, but are hitting only .250. Dean Webster leads all pitchers with an ERA of 0.37.

The Meraloma Club are 3-4 with a respectable 3.79 ERA but only a .210 team batting average.

   
May 3, 2004
2004 PREMIER SEASON START
The Premier League schedule for the 2004 season has been posted. This season appears to be the most competetive in Premier League history. Returning teams this year are Vancouver Meraloma Club, Port Coquitlam Angels, Linus Software Stealers and the newly named VanCity Fastball Club. All teams appear very strong and will provide exciting entertainment for their fans. Most games are played on Wednesday and Friday nights at either Moody Park, Steveston Park, Reeves Park and South Hill with the odd Thursday game scheduled for Connaught Park. Come on out and enjoy all the action.