05/28/2016 10:12 AM -
It is an exciting time for WMBL fans! Today marks the start of the 2016 WMBL season, and opening day is always exciting for everyone involved. It is great to know that Fort McMurray will still operate out of Edmonton this season as an expansion team in 2016. Joining Fort McMurray in expansion will be the Brooks Bombers who will fill out a now 12-team league. The even number of teams has allowed the WMBL to have two separate 6 team divisions. The East division will hold all 6 Saskatchewan teams, and the West division will be comprised of all Alberta teams.
Heading into the 2016 WMBL season Lethbridge will have the bull’s eye on their backs as defending champions. In a truly impressive run last August the Bulls won 9 straight playoff games en route to their first ever WMBL Championship. Coach MacDonald will return some key veterans from the 2015 squad as well as plenty of new faces wearing a Bulls jersey for the first time. The other West division teams have been working hard to fill out their rosters in an attempt to knock off the Bulls and take home the title in 2016.
It is sure to be another exciting year for WMBL baseball. The league is growing, and the commitment WMBL teams show year in and year out to support youth baseball in their communities has truly made an impact. Kids are now working their way through their youth systems with dreams of one day playing on the WMBL squad in their hometown.
Here is a quick look at the weekend schedule in the WMBL. Be sure to head out and support your local team on opening weekend. Good luck to all teams, and play hard!
Saturday May 28, 2016
Fort McMurray @ Edmonton @ 7:05pm.
Swift Current @ Moose Jaw @ 7:05pm.
Yorkton @ Melville @ 7:05pm.
Sunday May 29, 2016
Weyburn @ Regina @ 2:05pm.
Moose Jaw @ Swift Current @ 2:05pm.
Lethbridge @ Fort McMurray @ 2:05pm. DH
Lethbridge @ Fort McMurray @ 7:05pm. DH
Melville @ Yorkton @ 7:05pm.
Medicine Hat @ Brooks @ 7:05pm.