YORKTON – 21 Yorkton Minor Baseball teams ranging from age groups of under five to under seventeen will start their ball seasons this May.
“Normally we would start May 1,” said Cara Murray, 11U Director for YMB, adding “but because of the weather we'll be starting in the middle of May,” and, “we've adjusted and are going to use the Flexi-Hall for a couple of weeks.”
Murray said Yorkton Minor Baseball consists of two 5U teams, five 7U teams, two 9U teams, three 11U teams with one AAA 11U team, two 13U teams with one AAA 13U team, one 15U team with a AAA 15U team, and 18U team with one AA team and one AAA team.
“Next weekend the 11U AAA team is headed to Swift Current to compete and the 15U team is headed to Saskatoon,” said Murray, adding, “our AAA teams have expanded in the last couple of years – it's good to see competitive ball coming back,” said Murray.
Murray said the past two years have been a change of pace for baseball in the city.
“In 2020 we had a very informal year,” said Murray, noting that it was more of an exhibition season to keep the kids' skills up.
“Last year we had more people sign up and a shorter season,” said Murray, adding, “two of our local AA and AAA teams won provincials last year.”
“We have quite a talented group of kids playing baseball in our premiere league,” said Murray.
“With all of our teams, it brings a lot of visitors to our city, so we hope to give them a great impression of Yorkton,” said Murray adding, “we have a lot of volunteer coaches and families who put in their time to grow the sport of baseball and get kids excited about it.”
Murray said YMB will be accepting registrations until May 1.
To sign up, visit the organization's website.