WEYBURN - The Weyburn Beavers have been filling the roster with new and returning players, with the 2023 season slated to begin tonight, May 25 when they host the Regina Red Sox at Tom Laing Park.
The head coach this year will be Cam Williams, who has served as head coach for the University of Calgary’s ball team for the past three years.
Among the new players who have signed on to the Beavers are Jacob Clark of Muncie, Ind., a left-handed pitcher; Matthew Rachman, a third and first baseman, from Surrey, B.C.; Ryan McCarthy, an outfielder from Ladner, B.C.; Angel Rios, a right-hand pitcher from Odessa, Texas; and Eric Wirun, a catcher from Calgary.
Also signed are Trent Lawson, outfielder, from Calgary; Brett Paterson, right-handed pitcher, from Victoria, B.C.; Brayden Murwa, shortstop, from Rio Linda, Calif.; Jack Kovanen, right-handed pitcher, from Wenatchee, Wash.; Mason Fichter, right-handed pitcher, from Estevan; Ethan Webster, right-handed pitcher, from South Surrey, B.C.; Jamin Smith, right-handed pitcher, from Spokane, Wash.; and Owen Christy, catcher and outfielder from Stroudsburg, Penn.
Returning players from last season include Cale Yuzdepski, infielder from the U of C; Luke Zimmer, right-handed pitcher from Velva, N.D.; Ryan Dauphinee, infielder, from White Rock, B.C.; Brayden Mayencourt, infielder, from Langley, B.C.; along with Tyren Dorrance, Cole McGregor and pitcher Jared Eifler.
The schedule has the Beavers opening at home on May 25 versus the Regina Red Sox, then hosting the Moose Jaw Miller Express on Friday, May 26. After visiting Moose Jaw on May 27, they will have two more home games to close out May, on May 30 and 31, hosting Medicine Hat.
In June, there are 11 home games and 11 away games; in July, there will be 10 home games and 15 road games, and in August, three of the four remaining games are at home, with playoffs to start on Monday, Aug. 7.
Single game tickets are $15 for adults, $2 for students and children 12 and under can get in for free. There are also tickets available in five, 10 and 28-ticket packs, at $60, $110 and $270 respectively.
Meantime, the Beavers will hold a Sports Dinner on Friday, June 2, featuring guest speaker John Gibbons, former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.