Coming together on Sunday, June 21, the Moose Mountain Baseball League had their playoffs in Carlyle.
With teams coming to participate in Rally Cap, Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget categories the day was filled with fun competition.
Despite sporadic rain throughout the days, games went ahead as planned. The rain added a challenging element especially for the pitchers, whose precision in releasing the ball was hindered by a slippery baseball.
Overall teams came to compete and wrapped up their seasons at the league finals.
In the end teams competing in the final for the Rally Cap teams were Carlyle K and Oxbow 1, but in a close battle the young Oxbow team took the win. Other teams competing included Kipling, Carlyle W, two Redvers teams, Oxbow 2, Arcola, Wawota, Carievale, and White Bear.
Mosquito league champions were Carnduff who won over Kipling. Also competing in this division were Carlyle, Alameda, Arcola, Wawota, and Redvers who all put up solid battles throughout the day.
Peewee league finals saw Wawota take on Arcola in a tough battle which saw Wawota come out on top in the end. Other teams competing in the weekend included Kipling, Carlyle, two Carnduff teams, and a team from Oxbow.
For the Bantam teams competition Carlyle made it to the final playing against a tough Weyburn team. In the end Weyburn was able to earn victory, but Carlyle put up a good fight. Oxbow and Redvers also competed in this age category.
Midget teams from Carlyle, Oxbow, Kipling, and Estevan were out to compete in the Midget category. With a darkness settling in on Sunday, the game between Carlyle and Oxbow was suspended in its 11th inning to be played later in the week, which was past this issue’s deadline in the paper.
All the teams this year from the area did a great job, always improving, and were excited to wrap their league finals on Sunday. The older teams will now compete at provincial levels, including the Wawota Pats in Peewee A and the Moose Mountain Drillers in the Peewee A2 section. The South East A’s based out of Alameda will compete in Bantam A. Youth from the area have also been competing with the South East Legacy Twins Midget AAA team.
(Find more photos from the weekend in an online album on www.carlyleobserver.com)