Wadena Bantam's Join Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League
The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League would like to thank Richardson Pioneer for continuing for their second year as title sponsor of the league. Wadena Director of Operations, Carter Kolybaba said “Richardson Pioneer is happy to continue our partnership with the league and are excited to see the continued interest in fastball in the area.” The league had a successful first season offering a great opportunity for area men to play ball on a regular basis. The endeavour also gave a league for the Bantam Ages Wadena Wildcats to play in a league without having to drive 2 or more hours to their closest opposition. The league Playoffs has some delays due to weather issues but in the end the Wynyard Blues came out on top with a victory over the Fishing Lake Mariners. Winning pitcher Mike Jordan was awarded Playoff MVP by his peers.
For 2017, the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League is happy to announce it is set to start May 3rd in Wynyard. The league remains at 6 teams this year with a slight change. The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League was pleased to hear the Stoney Creek Braves wanted to join the league for 2017 keeping the league at 6 teams, with the Fishing Lake Mariners taking a year off. For their first year the Braves will play their all their games in Wynyard, Wadena, Fishing Lake, and Foam Lake. Stoney Creek Manager Sid Keshane said “My players are excited to play in the Richardson Pioneer League. I played a few games with the Cubs last year but I am excited to have our own team in the league. Now we can develop are younger boys on our team”. The Teams in the league include the Wynyard Blues, Wadena Wildcats (Bantams), Stoney Creek Braves, Foam Lake Merchants, Fishing Lake Cubs, and Rosebud Royals (based in Wadena).
The regular season runs May 3rd to June 20th, 2017 with the Playoffs set for June 24th and 25th in Wynyard. The league tournament is a double knockout style tournament starting Saturday at 10:00 AM with the final running at 3:00 and 6:00 Sunday (if Necessary). League Schedule, Results, and News are all available at www.richardsonpioneerfastball.ca. Website Sponsors Scott Comfort and Flo Christianson RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty