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4 Junior Royals Attend Team Canada Camp
Four members of the Rosebud Junior Royals attended the Western tryout camp for the 2020 Junior Men’s National Team in Saskatoon. The camp started with a fitness test involving the beep test, push ups, sit ups and plank timing. Following this, were agility and speed drills including timed base running and side to side movements. Next up were throws from centrefield to home, shortstop to first and third to first, both clocked for speed and accuracy. Next, the boys headed indoors to the new Gordie Howe Sports Complex Indoor Fields to perform bunting and tracking exit velocities off of bats from hitting drills. Finally, the pitchers were “gunned” for the speeds of their drop ball, rise ball, changeup and curveball. The final drill involved throwing a specific pitch to a specific spot 10 times.
The boys will find out their overall scores from the entire day of testing in about one month. Attending the tryout were Griffen Helberg, Koby Faubert, Luke Scutchings and Dominik Orr.
The team will be coached by Jeff Ellsworth from PEI and will play in a qualifying tournament in Guatemala before heading to New Zealand for Worlds.
*Foam Lake Merchants 13
Fishing Lake Cubs 4. *
WP: James Anderson.
HR: Foam Lake: Korby Koshman and Brody Lamb.
Fishing Lake:Austin Paquachan
The Merchants took a 3-2 lead after 3 and blew the game open with a 9 inning en route to a 13-4 victory at Friday Night Fastball night in Foam Lake. Merchants hitters Mark Pankratz and a triple and Brennan Hack had a double to get the rally rolling for Foam Lake.
James Anderson Merchants Pitcher
In the Pattison Conference of the Richardson Pioneer Fastball League the Rosebud Junior Royals defeated Rosebud Royals in a close battle Thursday night on RE/MAX Diamond in Wadena. Both teams scored 2 on the first, but Junior Royals pitchers Koby Faubert and Austin Paquachan held the Royals to 2 runs each. The Junior Royals picked up 4 in the top of 5 and held on for a 6-4 win.
Rosebud Junior Royals 6
Rosebud Royals 4
WP Koby Faubert
SAVE Austin Paquachan
LP James Holowaty
Junior Royals: Koby Faubert, Griffin Helberg and Scutchings all went 2 for 3.
Rosebud Royals Jordan Theisen 2 for 3, James Holowaty 3 for 4 and Scott Comfort went 2 for 2 plus a walk.
Picture provided by Lisa Ochitwa:
Austin Paquachan whipping a knee buckling Knuckler
The Blues scored early and often on Wednesday night and were able to keep the Da Boyz bats down. Blues had 3 Home Runs from Josh Jordan, Adam Jordan and Tayler Jordan. Mike Jordan pitched all 6 innings allowing one hit and 2 walks while striking out 15.
WP- Mike Jordan
HR – Josh Jordan, Adam Jordan, Tayler Jordan
Wynyard Blues – 18
Da Boyz – 0
Pictured: Adam Jordan waiting for the pitch he hit his home run on.
RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty
With the addition of two more teams, the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League would like to welcome two new conference sponsors to the league. The Western Cycle Source For Sports Conference and Pattison Agriculture Conferences each feature 5 teams with 4 teams per conference making the Playoffs. The starts Tonight with a Pattison Agriculture Conference game between the Wynyard Blues and Rosebud Junior Royals (formerly Wadena Wildcats). The league now has 10 teams with two Conferences. The league wraps up with the Playoff Tournament July 1st in Wadena, SK. Attached is the schedule to date (with a few games to be scheduled yet). League results and the Master Schedule will be posted on Richardsonpioneerfastball.ca.