This Canada Day sees the return of a Muenster favourite as the Muenster Elks hosts a Canada Day celebration, complete with a community staple of great, competitive baseball. It’s the second year for the East Central 18U AAA Red Sox in the Saskatchewan Premier League. Along with a double-header that promises plenty of excitement, a community barbecue and beer garden will add to the day.
“We wanted to revitalize the Muenster Elks Day at the Ball Park,” said Red Sox coach and one of the organizers Garett Korte. “We’ve had it a few years ago, but Covid took those opportunities away from us. So we’re trying to get it back in a smaller way.”
The Parkland Expos 18U team is rolling into town for a double-header. With only 8 teams in the province-wide league bound for playoffs, every game is critical, says Korte.
“The league is really tight right now, and we’re sitting at 12-6. So we’re in good shape, but there’s lots of teams right behind us, and lots of teams right in front of us.”
The Red Sox picked up a couple important wins in Monday night’s double header against the Regina White Sox. Korte is hoping for a repeat performance this Canada Day, but against the Expos, he admits that’s a tall order.
“Parkland’s a good team. They’re really quick and really aggressive on the bases. We’ve played them once this year already, and we split with them, so they should be good ball games and we’re hoping to come out with a couple wins.”
Game 1 starts at 1:00 pm with Game 2 following immediately at 3:00 pm. Refreshments and burgers are served all afternoon, and following the baseball action is a barbecue meal hosted by the Muenster Elks with proceeds going to worthy community causes.
James Korte Field is the site of stellar premier league action this Canada Day.