Once the rain finishes soaking in, the field in Marysburg will be set for the return of the Royals for their 106th season. The team’s roster is locked in, and all their competition in the Saskatoon Senior Baseball League are geared up for the Royals’ season opener on May 25. 

“We have a bit of a delay to our season this year, so our first games will be May 25 in Marysburg at 12 noon and 3 pm,” says long-time Royals anchor Curtis Strueby. “Every team from Saskatoon comes out to Marysburg for two games once again.  

Marysburg’s home dates are the May 25 opener, June 1, June 9 and July 13. All the home stands are double headers making for a great afternoon of baseball.  

There are plenty of returning players, a notable retirement and a new crew of young players ready to step into the fold.  

“Jeff Strueby has decided to retire, and we’ve added a few young guys – Joel Bauml, Adam Korte and Taylor Rueve full time are jumping on with us this year. It’s always good to add new members, and it’s a bonus because they’re solid young players.” 

Many of the Royals have ball pedigrees that have taken them into the States with junior colleges and NCAA affiliates. Adam Korte returns for the summer to join the Royals fresh from a season with the Dawson Community College Buccaneers in Glendive, MT.  

The five teams from Saskatoon, the Dodgers, Stallions, Outlaws and Hopper, round out the league. The season will prepare the Royals for another senior provincial run in August and the Western Canadian Nationals in Tsawwassen, BC from August 16 – 19. 

It all gets under way on Saturday, May 25 on the diamond in Marysburg for another great season of senior ball with the Royals.