2017 Summer Games – Bonivital Players help to make Team Manitoba a success!

Martin Gisiger and Jordan Lussier – Team Manitoba (copied from Winnipeg Free Press)

River Park South resident Jordan Lussier and Island Lakes resident Martin Gisiger both represented Team Manitoba in baseball at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. The two players had success pitching in the tournament and helped the team reach the gold medal game at Shaw Park, where Manitoba was defeated 3-1 by Saskatchewan. Manitoba hadn’t won a medal in baseball at the games since 1985. During the tournament, Lussier pitched nine innings in total, striking out seven batters with no runs allowed. He earned two wins, one against New Brunswick and one against Team Alberta. Gisiger pitched 6.1 innings in total, striking out seven batters with one run allowed. He earned the win against Prince Edward Island while making his TSN debut. He also picked up a save against Nova Scotia. Both players pitched in the gold medal game, allowing no runs against.  See photo in the photo gallery.


Team and Player Achievements


2019 – 13U Baseball Manitoba Player of the Year – Luke Wagner
2019 – Baseball Manitoba High Performance Team of the Year – 13U AAA Bonivital Blacksox
2019 – 13U “AAA” Black Sox – City Champions, Provincial Champions, 3rd in Westerns
2019 – 13U “AA” Red Sox – City Champions
2019 – 13U “A” Southdale Lakers – Winnipeg Minor Baseball City Champions
2018 – 13U Baseball Manitoba Player of the Year – Hugh Montgomery
2018 – 18U Baseball Manitoba Player of the Year – Shayne Campbell
2018 – 18U “AAA” Back Sox – Provincial Champions
2017 – 11U “AA”  Red Sox – City Champions, Provincial Champions
2017 – 13U “AA” Red Sox – 2nd in City, Provincial Champions
2017 – 15U “AAA” Black Sox – City Champions
2017 – 18U “AAA” Black Sox – 2nd in City, 2nd in Provincial, 2nd in Westerns
2016 – 11U “AAA” – 3rd in City, 4th in Province
2016 – 15U “AAA” – WABA City Champions, 3rd in Province, 4th in nationals
2016 – 18U “AAA” – WABA City Champions
2016 – 18U “AA” Red Sox – City Champions
2016 – 18U “AA” White Red Sox – Finalist in City
2016 – 18U “A” Gold Sox – Finalist in City
2016 – 18U “AAA” – WABA Tournament Champions
2016 – Victor Cerny Team Canada (Junior National Team)
2015 – Baseball Manitoba – Coach of the Year – High Performance – Jeff Bouchard
2015 – 15U “AAA” – City Champions, Provincial Champions, and 4th at nationals
2015 – 15U “AA” Red Sox – Silver medal in City Playoffs
2015 – 18U “AA” White Sox – Silver medal in City Playoffs
2015 – 18U “AA” Red Sox – Bronze medal in City Playoffs
2014 – 11U “AA” – Provincial Champions
2014 – 15U “AAA” – Provincial Champions
2014 – Baseball Manitoba – 13U Player of the Year – Jordan Lussier
2014 – Baseball Manitoba – 15U Player of the Year – Victor Cerny


Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee

Mike Krykewich (1965-) Winnipeg, MB

Although once known as a slick fielding second baseman Mike Krykewich has made his name as one of Manitoba’s most respected coaches over the last 25 years. He has coached provincially at virtually every level from Rally Cap all the way to Manitoba’s Selects Team for the Canada Cup. Nationally he was a guest coach with the Women’s National Team in 2009 and was awarded Baseball Canada’s 2011 Coach of the Year award. Internationally he has taken his coaching skills to Cuba, Japan, and England to help promote baseball. His relationship with Baseball Manitoba extends beyond just coaching a he has held the Vice-President’s title in both Coaching and Marketing and served on the Management Committee. Mike’s most recent and his greatest achievement has been to begin a baseball program at the University of Winnipeg on a volunteer basis with minimum funding and develop it into official status within the NAIA program competing against U.S. college teams.

For more information on Mike Krykewich click here.