With the restrictions pretty much gone across the province, youth baseball is back, and the Castor Raiders are off to an impressive start. Contributed photo.

Castor Raiders baseball returns, and it’s off to a good start

Beginning the season in early June, the Castor Raiders were undefeated during the month, amassing seven wins

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Advance

The U18 AA Castor Raiders baseball team has amassed an impressive record so far in the 2021 baseball season.

With the health restrictions beginning to be eased in early June, youth sports, including baseball, have made a comeback.

Beginning the season in early June, the Castor Raiders were undefeated during the month, amassing seven wins.

“It’s been a really good start,” said Coach Jeff Bowen.

“Seven and (zero) for the month of June. We went to Stettler for a weekend, then we went to Lacombe and squeaked out a couple of tough wins. Before we knew it, we put together a heck of a season already.”

The Castor-based team has 14 youth on it in between the ages of 15 and 19, and come from as far away as Killam, Sedgewick, Alliance, Coronation, Provost and Hanna.

“We have a really dedicated group,” said Bowen.

“We have nine returning from the Western Championship team in the 2019 (under 18).”

The Castor Raiders Baseball club is about one-third the way through their thirty-ish game season.

In the meantime, home games have yet to be scheduled by Baseball Alberta, but could be scheduled for August. More to come.

 

With the restrictions pretty much gone across the province, youth baseball is back and the Castor Raiders are off to an impressive start. Contributed photo