Buffalos baseball home opener undetermined

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SANDRA M STANWAY/BRUCE PARKER
Brooks Bulletin
Mother Nature continues to be uncooperative as high school baseball players continue to train indoors as snow falls, fields are wet and games are postponed.
The opening out of town game for the Brooks Composite High School Buffalos team was to have been played against Medicine Hat High on April 10.
Monday’s game in the Hat against Eagle Butte was also postponed and the BCHS home opener set for Thursday against McCoy won’t be fielded.
Depending on field conditions at other community team schools, games could be moved.
“There’s potential we could swap home dates. We’ll go to McCoy (instead of hosting) on the 19th as long as their field is ready to go,” said Buffalos coach Jason Wandler.
With the team likely not getting outside until the first week of May, Wandler said the opening day is undetermined.
“We’re just basically playing it on the weather as far as our ability to host any games.”
Although the season has barely started with some teams managing to get in the innings, Wandler is already looking to the Tier One provincials on May 25 to 26.
Last year Buffalo bats were silenced when they lost 8-6 in the provincials against Vauxhall. The team last won a provincial championship ball banner in 2007.
This year’s returning Grade 12 players Carson Becker, Brett Gray, Nathan Jourdin, Bryden Sillito and Logan Trembecki.
Grade 11 returning players are Brandon Hauck, Ayden Matycio, Carson Troidl and Dax Wandler.
The team’s new players are Caleb Anderson, Carson Dingwall, Kaden Liboiron, Carson Morris and Alonso Tapia-Ruiz.
The main starters on the mound will be Gray, Matycio, Trembecki, Troidl and Wandler.
The May 3 and 4 weekend will see the team host the 4th annual Riley Martin Memorial Tournament which will be the same weekend as the Little League tournament.
“The Buffalos have been the runners-up in each of the last three tournaments so we are looking to win our first championship this year,” said Wandler.