The time has come to break out the peanuts and crackerjacks, baseball season is here.
Another exciting season of Wheatbelt Baseball just about ready to go and this year will mark the 75th year for the league. Opening day slated for May 21st with as many as six teams competing for the championship.
The Rycroft Rage enter the year as the two time defending champions and will go for the three peat this season. Among the teams in the league this year, includes a new squad out of Grande Prairie and the Cecil Lake club taking a year off. The league currently has five teams and is awaiting an answer from the North Peace Hurricanes on whether or not they will be part of the league again this year.
Commissioner Dave Allan says with Grande Prairie joining the league, it should be an exciting and wide open season with lots of great baseball. "Grande Prairie promises to be a young team, but should be a very competitive team and Fort St. John won the league a couple of years ago so there should be a really competitive season this year.
Another tweak this season is the balk rule being modified; the old fake to third base throw to first play no is illegal. The pitcher must now throw to third base or be charged with a balk.
The always popular Wheatbelt All-Star Game will be hosted by the Peace River Stampeders at their new diamond at the base of Misery Mountain on June 24th.
What Summer Sport are you Most looking forward to?