Wednesday, the Regina Red Sox start defence of their 2011 Western Major Baseball League crown with a home date against their rivals from down Highway #1 a bit the Moose Jaw Miller Express.

While manager Rob Cherepuschak, who was named WBML manager of the year in 2011, is no longer with the Red Sox, his replacement Justin Eiswirth will have several key cogs from last year’s championship team to work with, including hard-hitting first baseman Mitch McDonald and shortstop Randy Ramirez.

Pitching was a strong suit for the Red Sox in 2011, and Eiswirth, who served as the team’s pitching coach last season, will be hoping for a repeat performance this year from a revamped rotation that features several quality pitchers from U.S. college rosters.

Game time tomorrow night at Currie Field is 7 p.m. Tickets are Adults $10, Students & seniors $7, Children 13 and under $2. And more information can be obtained by calling 721-0666 or visiting the Red Sox website.