Kindersley Raiders win back-to-back titles

Fertile Valley Baseball League champions for a second year in a row after defeating the Kindersley Stallions in a three-game series

 

The Kindersley Raiders celebrate with a team photo after winning a second consecutive Fertile Valley Baseball League championship on Aug. 2. The Raiders defeated the Kindersley Stallions to win the best-of-three final series. (Back row from l-r) Tait Schommer, Brady Newmeyer, John Dahl, Patrick Omness, Matt Dunn, Brady Bitz, Tyler McKee, Robert Andreas and Jeff Kosolofski. (Front row from l-r) Ben Ortman (bat boy), Clayton Artymovich, Joel Miller, Kyle Adamson, Travis Longmire, Shayne Hannon and Byron Ismond.

 

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The Kindersley Raiders are Fertile Valley Baseball League champions for a second year in a row after defeating the Kindersley Stallions in a three-game series.

Three of the largest crowds at Berard Field since the Baseball Canada Cup in 2010 enjoyed the thrilling best-of-three series played over three consecutive days from June 30 to Aug. 2. The Stallions won Game 1 before the more experienced Raiders battled back to win the series.

Chad Miller, the president of Kindersley Minor Ball, presents the Fertile Valley Baseball League championship trophy to Byron Ismond of the Kindersley Raiders after a win on Aug. 2 at Berard Field.

In Game 1, the Stallions edged the Raiders by a score of 2-1. Starting pitchers Corson Harris of the Stallions and Byron Ismond of the Raiders both pitched all seven innings. A couple errors early in Game 1 put the Raiders down early, and neither team could manage to score runs in the game’s late innings.

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