Saskota Baseball League opener coming May 19

                “Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks, I don’t care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team. If they don’t win it’s a shame, ahh. For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game.”

                Spring has sprung and as always baseball is making a comeback again. Minor hockey has already started and soon we’ll see our local senior men’s teams out and about with the Saskota Baseball League schedule set to start on Tuesday, May 19.

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                There are nine teams in this year’s league with Wawota, Lampman, Carlyle, Estevan, Oxbow, Arcola, Redvers, Kenossee, and Carnduff all taking part in the action.

                On May 19 Lampman will host Wawota, Estevan will host Carlyle, Arcola will host Oxbow, Kenosee will host Redvers, and Carnduff will have a bye. All games will start at 6:30 p.m. with the exception of those hosted in Estevan which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

                Action for Saskota will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 19 and running until Thursday, July 16, for regular play.

                The Harbourne Memorial Playoff tournament to be hosted in Kenosee will be held July 24 to 26, while the All Star Game this year is scheduled for Aug. 21 in Oxbow where the best of the northern teams in the league take on the best in the south.

                Other tournaments to be enjoyed throughout the year include those being held on Lampman Sports Weekend (June 6 and 7), a tournament in Wawota on June 13, and the Big Moose Tournament hosted in Carlyle and Kenosee July 3-5.

                So, “grab your sunflower seeds and lawn chairs and come join us at the ball diamond,” the Saskota League invites.

                For a full schedule of games or to check standings throughout the year visit the Saskota website at http://www.bcball.ca/teams/index.php?team=saskota.

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