Red Sox Vs. Weyburn Beavers

Red SoxThe Regina Red Sox open the 2015 Western Major Baseball League season with a game Friday night at Currie Field against their East Division rivals from Weyburn.

Judging by the Sox’s website the WBML has undergone a bit of a realignment in 2015. In previous seasons, the league was divided into three divisions: East, Central and West. This year, though, there’s only two divisions: East and West. Joining the Red Sox and Beavers in the East are the Melville Millionaires, Moose Jaw Miller Express and Yorkton Cardinals. The West, meanwhile, consists of the Edmonton Prospects, Lethbridge Bulls, Okotoks Dawgs, Medicine Hat Mavericks and the Swift Current you-know-whats.

Last season, Medicine Hat took the league title with a 3-1 series victory over Swift Current in the final. That was after the you-know-whats had swept the Red Sox 3-0 in one semi-final while Medicine Hat dispatched Okotoks in the other semi-final.

WMBL teams rely heavily on U.S. College players to make up their rosters, so there’s typically a fair bit of turnover from season to season. Most of those players are American, but on the Sox training camp roster six were listed as having Saskatchewan roots, while two others were from Alberta and B.C., so there is plenty of Canadian content.

Tomorrow’s home opener for the Red Sox goes at Currie Field at 7 p.m. Season tickets are available through the above-linked website, and individual game tickets are Adults $10, Youth 6-14 $5, with children under 5 admitted free.

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