News and Announcements

Rosebud Royals defeated the Foam Lake Merchants 15-11 in a high scoring event in Foam Lake on Tuesday. The teams bats were hot early in the game and cooled slightly as the game when on. Garth Anderson (FL), and James Holowaty each pitched the complete 7-inning games with Holowaty picking up the win. The only Home Run of the game came of the bat of Merchant Brennen Hack.

Rosebud Royals 15
Foam Lake Merchants 11
WP: James Holowaty
HR: Brennen Hack

Tuesday’s Games see the Foam Lake Merchants in Sheho to face the Rhein Rockets, AND Da Boyz visiting Wadena to face the Rosebud Royals. Both Games start at 7:00.


Rhein Rockets lost the final to Fleming Jets winning both pool games and loosing to The Fleming Jets. Evan Neibrandt and Bret Peppler had home runs. Terry Peppler pitched 2 games and Bret pitched one.

Rosebud Royals went 1-1-1 to win the C side losing to YFC Jays, tying the Fleming Jets, and beating SCN. Royals bats were hot with Tristin McMartin (pictured) hitting a Grand Slam, and home runs by Dylon Murias, Greg Tokarchuk, Derek Ekstrom, Scott Comfort. James Holowaty pitched all three games and Dane Ward hit a walk off to score three runs in the C-Final again SCN (Pelican Narrows).

The B- Final saw the KK Blues and YFC Jays tied 0-0 after 5 and the game was called due to lighting. KK Blues had some of the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League’s Stone Creek Braves.

Upcoming games include:
Monday June 11: Wadena Wildcats in Key vs Stoney Creek Braves 6:30
Monday June 11: Rosebud Royals at Foam Lake Merchants (game previously scheduled June 8th) 7:00
Tuesday June 12: Foam Lake Merchants vs Rhein Rockets in Sheho 7:00
Tuesday June 12: Da Boyz vs Rosebud Royals in Wadena 7:00
Wednesday June 13: Wynyard Blues vs Wadena Wildcats in a double header in Wadena 5:30/7:00
Thursday June 14: Rhein Rockets at Fishing Lake Cubs 7:00
Friday June 15: Stoney Creek Braves at Foam Lake Merchants
Saturday June 16: Exhibition: Rosebud Royals vs New Zealand International Softball Academy 4:30/6:30 in Wadena. (Come early to catch the world famous Haka Dance.


Richardson Pioneer Fastball League results from Wednesday June 6th, 2018.

Wynyard Blues and Rosebud Royals Split their double header on RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty Diamond in Wadena. In Game 1, The Blues took a 3-0 lead in the 1st and held it until the bottom of the 4th. With a few batters on, Ian Lazar hit a 3 run home run to start the rally and the Royals ended up with 5 in the inning. The Blues had some pressure on in the top of 5 scoring one run and stranding 2 falling short 5-4.

Wynyard Blues 4
Rosebud Royals 5

WP: James Holowaty
HR: Ian Lazar (RR)

The game story in game 2 was Blues Ace Mike Jordan on the mound. Jordan had a complete-game 1 hit effort giving up 1 run on the mound. The Blues batters had a steady attack scoring 4 runs spread out over 4 innings.

Rosebud Royals 4
Wynyard Blues 1

WP: Mike Jordan
HR: n/a

Also in action was The Wadena Wildcats in Gordon’s against Da Boyz. The Wildcats bats were alive on the road with a 24-8 win over Da Boyz. Wildcat’s Kaden Fedak has a Home Run in the game along with Brody Rumbold adding an inside the park HR.

Wadena Wildcats 24
Da Boyz 8

WP: not reported
HR: Kaden Fedak, Brody Rumbold (WW)


Saturday, June 16 New Zealand International Softball Academy Midget team (19 and under) is coming to play a double header in Wadena against the Rosebud Royals.

Schedule for June 16th:
4:30 Rosebud Royals vs New Zealand International Softball Academy U19
6:00 New Zealand Merchandise Sales and Selfie Ops
6:30 GAME 2


A year ago when we, as a local team, decided to go to NZ and Australia for a ball exchange, the opportunity arose for Wadena be included as one of the hosts of the NZ International Softball Academy. The team annually travels to Canada, along with various other regions in the world, with the boys from the program often moving up to the world stage in mens’ softball. This year they are stopping at a number of places in Western Canada on this tour, as well as other softball tournaments in the Czech Republic, USA and Australia. The New Zealand team will also be visiting Shellbrook, PA, Sasaktoon, Delisle, Earl Grey, Fleming, Brandon, Bonnyville, Irma, and Camrose on their trip.

In RPFL News
Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League games have been rained out the past couple days, including the Wynyard Blues Ice-Breakers tournament. The Blues still intend to play Rhein in their double-header Sunday if clears up as well Wadena and Rosebud intend to play at 5:00 in Quill Lake.


Quill Lake will host a Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball Game this Sunday at 5:30. Quill Lake approached the Rosebud Royals to host a game in their town so the two Wadena teams (Royals and Wildcats) have decided to move their game from Monday June 4th to Quill Lake Sunday June 3rd. The neutral site games give the league the opportunity to showcase its quality of play and allows Quill Lake to showcase their upgraded facilities.

Other neutral site games for the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League include the Rosebud Royals vs Rhein Rockets June 21st in Sheho at 7:00, and Da Boyz vs Rhein Rockets double-header in Ituna June 22 6:00 and 8:00. The Resort Village of Leslie Beach may also host a neutral site game later in June if their brand new diamond is ready in time.

Whether permitting, Friday sees a pair of games with Da Boyz (Gordons) at the Fishing Lake Cubs at 6:30, and Rhein Rockets at Foam Lake Merchants at 7:00. Most of the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League teams will be in action this Saturday at the Wynyard Ice-Breakers Tournament. Sunday will also see some action in Wynyard with Rhein in town for a double header starting at 12:00.