The Canada Day break is over and teams have resumed play this week in the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League.
Coming into the week, the Border City Blue Jays were all alone on top of the league with a 10-0 record, followed by Wilkie at 10-1-1, the Unity Cardinals at 10-2 and Lloydminster Twins at 9-2.
Among the Battlefords area teams, the Battlefords Trappers have the best record at 8-4, good for fifth in the league. The North Battleford Beavers are well back at 4-8 and the North Battleford Midgets are near the bottom at 1-12, just ahead of the 0-12 Mervin Flyers.
Scores from last Monday saw Standard Hill beat the Beavers 4-3 while the NB Midgets beat Mervin 10-1 for their first win of the season. Scores from June 25 saw the Trappers defeat the Beavers 14-4 in an all-Battlefords matchup. Standard Hill took down Edam 10-0 and Wilkie won over Unity 4-1,
June 26 scores saw the Unity Midgets beat the North Battleford Midgets 10-2 while Border City hammered Mervin 12-0. June 27 scores saw the Beavers fall again to Wilkie 7-1 at home, Unity over Standard Hill 11-1, and Lloydminster Twins over Edam 13-6.
Going into July, the Trappers’ Gavin Nolin led the league in runs with 18, hits at 26, and RBIs with 16. He also had a .605 batting average and a .673 on-base percentage, which are the best of any player in the league who has played three or more games this season.
Five games were scheduled for Tuesday in the league, including the Trappers at Standard Hill and the Beavers hosting the Unity Midgets. Three games were scheduled for Wednesday and two more for Thursday.