The Edmonton Prospects have once again made it to the Final Series after beating out the Medicine Hat Mavericks for the Western Conference title Thursday night.

The Swift Current 57s came back from a 2-0 series deficit to earn another trip to the Western Major Baseball League Championship Series with a 6-4 win over the Weyburn Beavers Friday.

The reigning WMBL Champion 57's will take on our Edmonton Prospects in the Best-of-5 Championship Series starting Sunday & Monday night at 7pm (August 13 & 14) in Swift Current.  The series comes back to Edmonton Tuesday night & Wednesday night (if necessary)  at 7pm.  The 5th game, if necessary would be played in Swift Current.

 
 

The exciting win in Okotoks on Saturday, August 5th clinched the first round of the playoffs for the Edmonton Prospects!  Round 2 starts Monday, August 7 in Medicine Hat as they take on the Mavericks in another Best-of-5 Series to see who can earn the title of Western Conference Champions!  Games will be playing in MH on Monday & Tuesday (Aug. 7 & 8) and then back in Edmonton at RE/MAX Field on Wednesday, August 9 & Thursday, August 10 (if necessary).  If the series goes to 5 games, the last game will be played in MH on Friday, August 11.

The Eastern Conference in Saskatchewan is being vied for between the Swift Current 57's and the Weyburn Beavers concurrently.

 

 

The Western Conference has both match-ups tied at 2-2.  Winners will be declared tonight to see which 2 teams will face-off for the Western Conference title.  The Medicine Hat Mavericks are in Lethbridge playing the Bulls tonight to determine the finalist in that match-up.

As for the Edmonton Prospects, after last night's exciting 9-8 win at home vs the Okotoks Dawgs, the teams are headed back to Okotoks today to determine who will move on to Round 2 in the quest to determine the Western Conference winner.  Edmonton fans can watch online tonight at 7pm by heading to the Dawgs website at game time and following the YouTube link at the bottom of the page.

As of Saturday, August 5, the teams in the Eastern Conference have completed Round 1 of the Conference Semi-Final.  Round 2 will match up the Swift Current 57's vs the Weyburn Beavers for the Conference Final in Saskatchewan.  

 

 

DON'T MISS THESE LAST 2 GAMES!

WHY YOU ASK?

The final 2 games of the regular season are here this weekend at RE/MAX Field as our Prospects try to knock off the Mavericks and close in on 2nd place in the Western Conference. The race between Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge is very tight for the 2nd to 4th spots with the Okotoks Dawgs holding 1st place in the West.  The top 4 teams make the playoffs and the top 2 teams in this group get to start the Playoff Race with home field advantage.  In the first round, the 1st place team plays the 4th place team and the 2nd place team plays the 3rd place team.  Check out the current standings and all the statistics at WMBL STANDINGS.


FINAL 2 REGULAR SEASON GAMES:
Saturday, July 29 @ 7pm vs Medicine Hat Mavericks
Sunday, July 30 @ 2pm vs Medicine Hat Mavericks
Playoffs start Tuesday, August 1 (Calendar Here)

 

All Weekend long there is:

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Additionally on Fan Appreciation Day (Sunday), there is:

**** FAMILY DAY DISCOUNTS ON FOOD & TICKETS ********

**** KIDS RUN THE BASES AFTER THE GAME ********  

 

 

Edmonton Prospects giving local players a chance

 
 
 
Teams in the WMBL are allowed up to 20 imports on the roster but the Edmonton Prospects have just one.
Teams in the WMBL are allowed up to 20 imports on the roster but the Edmonton Prospects have just one.

The Edmonton Prospects baseball club is doing things a little differently than the rest of the teams in the Western Major Baseball League.

The league allows teams up to 20 import players on the roster. Most teams in the WMBL have between 14 and 20 imports, the majority come up here from the United States.

The Prospects, though, have just a single import player from Australia; the rest of the team is made up of Canadians. That includes 17 from Edmonton and area on the 25-man roster.

 “When I started coaching in 1977 in Edmonton, I decided that because I live here I’ll develop the kids that are here,” said head coach Ray Brown, who moved to Edmonton from the U.S. to play baseball.  “I want to give them the opportunity to become better, see what they can do and give them a chance to go on.”

“That’s what this league should be about, developing local teams and local players,” Sherwood Park’s Dean Olson said. “Getting these Canadian kids out and proving that we can beat any team out there, all those American guys.”

The Prospects currently hold the fourth and final playoff position in the WMBL’s Western Division. Last season, the Prospects sat in the same position and ended up going all the way to the league final.