Trochu White Sox to host Pee Wee ‘A’ and Bantam ‘A’ Baseball Provincials

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The Trochu White Sox, Pee Wee ‘A’ baseball team have been given the opportunity, at the last minute, to host the 2017 Provincial Championships.

On short notice they have put together the schedule and will be hosting the Tournament this weekend, July 21-23.

This will see teams coming in from Clive, Drumheller, Mayerthorpe, St. Paul, and Westlock, Alberta, and from BC, the “North Peace Black Sox. (Ft. St. John,) and Dawson Creek.

The Trochu White Sox have had a very impressive season as this summary by Coach Doug Geier indicates, “The White Sox started the Provincial tiering on July 8/9 weekend, with a couple of games in Drumheller. First game was vs Drumheller with a win 17-7, second game was a win over Clive 17-2. On the July 15/16 weekend they traveled to Stettler for three games with three wins, game one vs Stettler 16-6, game two vs Red Deer 17-2, and the final game saw the Sox finish the tiering rounds undefeated, winning against Olds 15-9.”

The team consists of players ages 11 & 12 and coming from surrounding communities from Delburne to Delia including Elnora, Huxley, Torrington, Trochu and Three Hills.

The following make up the Trochu White Sox Pee Wee A team:

Cauy Fobes, Jordan Bauer, Nash Dettmer, Coltan Geier, Porter Pennock, Alex Flores, James Ferguson, Dane Richardson, Landon Nygard, Riggs Ringdahl, Zach Wilson, Ryan Reding, Head Coach Doug Geier, Coach Cooper Cheshire, Coach Alex Little.

All games will be played in Trochu at the Lion’s Club Campground Baseball diamonds one and two..

Meanwhile on the East Diamond, the Trochu White Sox Bantam ‘A’ team is hosting the Bantam ‘A’ Tier 1 Provincials. The Bantam ‘A’ teams have players ages 14-15.

Making it to Tier 1 Provincials this year are teams from Devon, Ft. Macleod, Goodfish Lake, Hanna, Rocky Mountain House and Trochu.

The Bantam ‘A’ Trochu White Sox earned their place in the Provincials with a 4-2 in the qualifying games played in Trochu July 8 & 9 and then winning three straight games in Sylvan this past weekend.

The Bantam ‘A’ team roster is as follows: Joel Kolke, William Hoppins, Brenn Newton, Conner Fetterly, Orrin Armstrong, Ryley Schmidt, Aiden Jensen, Rhett Walker, Turner Dettmer, Lane Capnerhurst, and Mason Juniper.

The Head Coach is Ryan Dettmer with Assistant Coaches Matt Juniper, Allen Capnerhurst, Andy Fetterly and Chris Armstrong. The Manager is Shauna Juniper.

The home team will play two round robin games, at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday. Action will continue Sunday, with times based on results. The weekend culminates with the Provincial Championship Final, Sunday at 6:00 PM.

This definitely is a great opportunity to watch some great young ball players in action.

The role of sports associations in our communities could be overlooked by those not directly involved in any sport or in a particular sport. This history of Baseball Alberta gives some suggestion in general as to what these organizations do. This also gives specifically what Baseball Alberta under its earlier and present name has been bringing to communities, the province and nationally for around 100 years.

Baseball Alberta History

Baseball Alberta had its birth in the early 1900’s, known at that time as the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association. For much of the early 1900’s the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association focused solely on Junior and Senior levels as they oversaw the leagues and Provincial Playoffs.

By 1964, the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association began organizing baseball in the province at all levels from Pee Wee to Senior. The Provincial Government saw the need to provide travel funds for teams traveling to Westerns and Nationals in 1970. Very quickly baseball began taking off, as in 1971 there was already 104 communities involved with 539 teams registered.

In 1986 the Alberta Baseball Association adopted the name Baseball Alberta as its working name of choice. Today, Baseball Alberta is a leader in developing and promoting baseball on the Local, Provincial and National scene.

Baseball Alberta has been a National leader in developing items such as the Canadian Rule Book, the first National Baseball Week, Baseball Canada Pitch Counts, Girls/Women’s Baseball, the NUCP and NCCP, the Respect in Sport initiative, the Rally Cap and Grand Slam Programs.

There are now close to 100 Associations registered with Baseball Alberta from all parts of the province and has over 15,000 players registered and playing baseball. Baseball Alberta prides itself on providing the opportunity for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to participate in the game of baseball.

(Taken from Baseball Alberta www.baseballalberta.com)