Vancouver Island Baseball Institute season opener

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Jonathan Hodgson

March 1, 2013, (ISN) – The Vancouver Island Baseball Institute (VIBI) Mariners begin their 2013 season this Saturday and Sunday with a 4-game series in Yakima, Washington against Everett Community College, and Green River CC.

VIBI is Vancouver Island’s entrance in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference (CCBC); Canada’s premier college baseball conference with teams based in British Columbia and Alberta. The Mariners, led by eighth-year Head Coach Jordan Blundell (Edmonton, AB), were the 2010 CCBC Champions, and are coming off of an appearance in the CCBC Championship Game in 2012.

This weekend’s series in Yakima begins with a 4 PM start against Everett CC, followed by a 7 PM start against Green River CC on Saturday. Sunday calls for a 9 AM start against Green River CC followed by a 12 PM start against Everett CC.

VIBI will play in Yakima each of the next two weekends, followed by a weekend series March 16-17 in Everett, WA, before returning home to begin their home schedule at Serauxmen Stadium in Nanaimo with a 4-game series against Prairie Baseball Academy out of Lethbridge, AB, on March 23rd and 24th.

Game recaps as well as a live play-by-play webcast will be provided all season on www.vibaseball.ca. You can also follow VIBI on Twitter: @VIBaseball and on Facebook: ‘Vancouver Island Baseball Institute’.

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