News and Announcements
Wadena Wildcat PeeWee Boys are Provincial Champs! Bantams finish with Bronze!
U16 Bantam – Beat Saskatoon last night 13-6. Lost to PA this morning 1-8. Lost to shellbrook. and to Saskatoon Sunday to finish 3rd.
U14 Peewee – Won against Saskatoon 9-6. Played PA and lost and defeated Saskatoon 7-6. The Wadena Wildcat U14 Boys are PROVINCIAL CHAMPS after a 9-2 win over PA in the Fina.
The Wadena Wildcat Pee Wee boys softball team hosted their North Central Saskatchewan League during Wadena Ball Day on June 3. The day would feature some of the top teams in Western Canada with teams coming from Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Irma, Alberta. The local team started their day with a great battle against the Prince Albert Astros, eventually losing 3-2 in what many observers called “an unbelievable game for 12 and 13-year olds”. Next up for the local boys would be the Irma Tigers, the perennial provincial champs from Alberta. The game would stay close for the first three innings before the Wildcats would pull ahead, with the final score ending up 9-3 Wadena. The Cats final game would be against the Saskatoon AA Selects, with the boys scoring early and often, finishing the day with a 10-1 win. Next action for the Wildcats is in Delisle on June 10 against Shellbrook, Warman and Delisle before heading to Provincials on July 8 and 9. Following Provincials it is off to the National Championships in Palmerston, Ontario in August.
Other minor ball games during the day included the Wadena Wildcat Mites against Humboldt 1, the Learn to Play Boys against the Learn to Play Girls, and Wadena Mosquito Boys Baseball played the squad from Wynyard. The Pee Wee Girls Softball team had a good battle against Humboldt 2 but lost by two. Mya Kolash of Wadena had a home run in the game.
Wadena Ball Days wrapped up with a pair of games in the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League Saturday night. The first game say the Fishing Lake Cubs come to town and pick up a win against the young Wadena Wildcat team. The score was 4-2 after 3 but the cubs bats hit their stride for a 14-3 final score. The Cubs send Corbet Sabit and Hal Machiskinic to the mound and the Wildcats had Coltin Paquachan, Lucas Ochitwa, and Nate Pomedli share the duties. Coltin Paquachan had a homerun in addition to his pitching duties while Lucas went 2 for 2 adding a walk.
FISHING LAKE CUBS 14
WADENA WILDCATS 3
WP: Corbit Sabit
HR: Coltin Paquachan
The final game of the day saw a good battle between the Foam Lake Merchants and the Rosebud Royals. The Merchants jumped to a 4-2 lead through two but the Royals answered back in the 4th with a 5-run inning. The Merchants rallied in the top of the 7th with 4 runs of their own but the Royals held them off for a 11-8 victory. The Royals James Holowaty pitched 6 1/3 innings with Neil Finch coming in to close out the 7th. For the Merchants Kevin Garinger went 4 for 4 with a Homerun and Brodie Lamb went 3 for 3. The pitchers for the Merchants were Kevin Garinger (4 innings) and James Anderson (2 innings). The Royals Mason Nedjelski and James Holowaty both reached base every at bat.
ROSEBUD ROYALS 11
FOAM LAKE MERCHANTS 8
WP: James Holowaty
HR: Kevin Garinger
Pictured: Keenan Sowa waits for a hit from Rocky Nanaquawetung.
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