Kindersley Raiders win back-to-back titles

Fertile Valley Baseball League champs defeat the Kindersley Stallions in a three-game series

 

Byron Ismond of the Kindersley Raiders, the team’s starting pitcher for games one and three of the Fertile Valley Baseball League final, delivers a pitch in Game 3 of the series on Aug. 2 at Berard Field in Kindersley. The Raiders would go on to win Game 3 to repeat as FVBL champions. (Below) Jory Niwa of the Kindersley Stallions makes solid contact with the ball in Game 3 of the league final.

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

The Kindersley Raiders are Fertile Valley Baseball League champions for a second year in a row after defeating the Kindersley Stallions in a three-game series.

Three large crowds at Berard Field in Kindersley enjoyed the thrilling best-of-three series played on consecutive days from June 30 to Aug. 2. The Stallions won Game 1 before the more experienced Raiders battled back to win the series.

In Game 1, the Stallions edged the Raiders by a score of 2-1. Starting pitchers Corson Harris of the Stallions and Byron Ismond of the Raiders both pitched all seven innings. A couple errors early in Game 1 put the Raiders down, and neither team could manage to score runs in the late innings.

The Raiders bats came alive early in the second and third games. A sacrifice bunt and an RBI single allowed the Raiders to get a run in the first inning of Game 2, and a solo home run off the bat of Matt Dunn added to the lead in the second inning.

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