The Southeast Senior Baseball League is about to kick-off its 2021 season, albeit with a shortened schedule and fewer teams.
“We’re going to give it a go,” said Mark Jacobs with the Parkland Pirates, one of four teams in the league this summer.
The other full participants will be a new Yorkton team, the Marlins, along with the Canora Supras and the Langenburg Legends.
There have been Manitoba teams in the past, but not this year.
“With everything going on in their province they can’t come over here,” said Jacobs, so those teams are taking a year off.
“Hopefully they’ll (Grandview and Roblin), be back next year,” added Jacobs.
The four teams will also play a reduced number of games against the Parkland U18 team to give that team some extra outings, said Jacobs.
As it stands the four teams will play three-games against the others, and one against the U18s for a 10-game schedule.
While the final schedule will be hammered out this week, Jacobs said they are looking at action starting June 14.
Jacobs said they could have started early but added “us old guys need some spring training to get the kinks out.”
The league hopes to be finished, including playoffs, by the end of July, as they hope to put together a regional team for provincial play in August, said Jacobs.