Baseball is back in full swing with local teams on the road and settling in at home.
The East Central 18U AAA Red Sox started their season strong with a pair of wins on Saturday against the Swift Current 57's. The opener was a defensive struggle with strong pitching that ended in a 2-1 Sox win. Marek Yeager took the mound to start the season, allowing only four hits and one run over five innings.
The bats got moving in the second game of the double header, and the Sox again came out on top 14-8. Cam Marshak and Cade Armstrong led the hitting on the Red Sox side.
On Sunday, it was off to Moose Jaw with a pair of positive results. The Red Sox downed the Canucks 10-7 in the first game. The two squads battled to a tie in the sixth inning, but Cade Armstong drew a walk to score a run and break the stalemate.
The offense got going in the first inning of game 2 and never looked back, taking that game 8-3. In all, the Red Sox squared away 9 hits with Kacen Hyra, Marek Yeager and Adam Korte all tagging multiples. Korte got the win on the mound.
The 18U AAA Red Sox home opener is this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at James Korte Field.
Meanwhile, the East Central 15U AAA Dodgers played host to the Swift Current Kal Tire 57s on Saturday at James Korte Field. The Dodgers got their first pair of wins on the season. The opening game was a battle of the pitchers with Pryor Dyck getting the start for the Dodgers and Mason Fauser taking the hill for the 57s. Blake Morelli went 2 for 2 at the plate, contributing to the win.
In the second game, Dyck and Morelli combined forces at the plate to lead the hitting on their way to a 5-2 win. Dexter Rohel led off on the mound with an effective five innings, while Brad Solar closed out. Next action for the 15U AAA Dodgers is Wednesday against the Saskatoon Brewers.
The Muenster 18U AA Red Sox have also launched into their season, dropping a pair to the White Butte Broncos on Saturday, but splitting the difference with the Regina Pacers on Sunday. The AA Sox showed their potential at the plate with a resounding 24-3 win in the second of the pair. A huge 9-run burst in the fourth set the squad up for the win. Hudson Edwards, Tristen Nordic, Preston Dyok, Levi Riches Burke Barkos and Kyle Ulriksen all hammered in RBIs during the inning.
Next Saturday, the Regina Blue Jays make a stop in Muenster to take on the Red Sox.