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Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League Results, Thursday May 19th, in Wadena, SK.
Wadena Wildcats 24
Fishing Lake Mariners 11.
Fishing Lake Mariners 3 2 0 1 5 0 =11
Rosebud Royals 3 1 4 5 4 7 = 24
A nice night for ball as the Wadena Wildcats hosted the Fishing Lake Mariners. The Wildcats won 24-11 in 6 innings. It was nice to see a lot of fans out cheering on both teams. The fans got plenty of entertainment with lots of hits and stolen bases. Brady Linnen hit two home runs with Lucas Ochitwa and Dylon Murias also hitting round trippers for the Wildcats. Nathan Pomedli pitched 4 innings for the Wildcats with Koltin Paquachan closing out the last two.
Brady Linnen 2 (PICTURED)
Tuesday May 17th in Wadena, SK
A large crowd applauded the Rosebud Royals and Fishing Lake Mariners after a 2-2 tie Tuesday night in Wadena. The Rosebud Royal jumped to an early lead with two runs in the first inning but the Fishing Lake Mariners answered back scoring one in the top of the second. For the next four and a half innings pitchers James Holowaty and Dusty Keshane did not allow a run. In the 5th Inning, Royals center-fielder Kory Achtymichuk made spectacular diving catch and doubled off the runner at second base to hold the Rosebud Royals lead until Darcy Kayseas hit a solo home run in the top of the 7th. Kayseas’ home run lead to a 2-2 final score for the first men’s league game in Wadena since the mid-1990’s. The next action for the Richardson Pioneer Fastball League has the Fishing Lake Mariners back in Wadena to face the Wadena Wildcats Thursday evening at 6:00 followed by Wynyard Blues hosting their Ice Breaker Tournament this Sunday starting at 10:00 with the A-final at 5:45.
James Holowaty – Rosebud Royals
Dusty Keshane – Fishing Lake Mariners
Darcy Kayseas – Fishing Lake Mariners
Foam Lake Merchants visited the host Fishing Lake Cubs Monday May 16th. Corbett Sabit took the mound for the Cubs and James Anderson was the starter for the Merchants. The Cubs took a two run lead in the third inning with some timely hits from their veteran players, Ryan Kayseas hit a scorcher to the fence scoring two runs. In the fourth the Merchants rallied back to tie the game with two runs scoring as a result of Mark Meldrum’s double. In the fifth the Merchants scored one more run on back to back doubles. With two out in the sixth Garth Anderson hit a double to score two more runs making the count 5-2. James Anderson finished the game off with two strike outs in the bottom of the seventh.
*Winning Pitcher: James Anderson
Pictured: Ryan Kayseas batting
Richardson Pioneer becomes Title Sponsor for the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League
Richardson Pioneer, a division of Richardson International Limited, Canada’s largest agribusiness is proud to partner as the Title Sponsor for the formerly titled Milligan Creek Men’s Fastball League.
In its inaugural season, the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League features six teams in East Central Saskatchewan. The league not only offers an opportunity for area men to play, it gives high school kids a chance to play with a lack of minor softball leagues in the area. The Wadena Wildcats and Fishing Lake Mariners are completely made up of 19 and under boys, in addition to some younger players on Wynyard and Foam Lake. The only other option for those boys is to play against Bantam and Midget aged teams with the closest being PA, Saskatoon and Regina.
“We are pleased to support this league and help give high school students and adults the opportunity to play fastball in their community,” says Carter Kolybaba, Director of Operations for Richardson Pioneer Wadena. “It’s having activities like this that make our communities thrive.”
The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League consists of the Foam Lake Merchants, Fishing Lake Mariners, Fishing Lake Cubs, Wadena Wildcats, Rosebud Royals (Wadena), and Wynyard Blues. League President James Holowaty said “This partnership with Richardson Pioneer will allow the league to offer an opportunity to play in an organized league for years to come.”
Richardson International is proud to be truly invested in Canadian agriculture. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson is headquartered in Winnipeg and has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.
The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League kicked off on Sunday May 8th in Wynyard. A good crowd braved the wind to watch the Wynyard Blues take on the Foam Lake Merchants at the Sports Grounds in Wynyard. The Blues Won 10-6 in 7-inning match. Mike Jordan got the win as he pitched all 7 innings for the Blues while James Anderson pitched for the Merchants. Tayler Jordan hit a Homerun and Josh Jordan fell a home run short of hitting for the cycle. Brennan Hack of the Merchants collected 3 hits and scored 2 runs. This week Wadena Wildcats face the Rosebud Royals on Tuesday and the Fishing Lake Mariners visit the Wadena Wildcats on Thursday. Both games are in Wadena.
Blues 10 – Merchants 6
Winning Pitcher: Mike Jordan (Pictured)
Home Runs: Tayler Jordan