The baseball season is on for the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League in 2019.
The expanded league returned to action Monday night with a game in Lloydminster between the defending champion Border City Blue Jays and the Battlefords Trappers. The Blue Jays ended up winning that contest 5-3.
This year’s league features 14 teams including three from the Battlefords. The league has been bolstered by the addition of two Midget-level teams that will play in the senior league this season from North Battleford and Unity.
The Unity Midgets play their first game on the road Tuesday against Meadow Lake and were to play their first home game Wednesday against Lloydminster Twins. The North Battleford Midgets’ first home game is Thursday versus Standard Hill.
The two other teams in the league from the Battlefords are the North Battleford Beavers and the Battlefords Trappers. The Beavers play their first road game May 22 in Edam and their first home game May 23 against Mervin. The Trappers play again next Tuesday in St. Walburg and Wednesday in Macklin, and their first home game is May 29 against the Unity Midgets.