Sunday afternoon marked the official unveiling of Sharon Hogg Field.
A large crowd was on hand, as the north Mosquito Diamond was re-named.
Attending the presentation was the late Sharon Hogg’s husband Neil Hogg, along with his son Tim and granddaughter Natalie.
Neil said sharing that moment with family was truly special.
“It was really fun, I liked it. Throwing out the first pitch and then giving the ball to my granddaughter so she could throw it to her dad, she was quite excited. Even though she is 4, she understood and she had a good time.” he said.
The ceremony took place just prior to the Swift Current Mosquito ‘AA’ Indians claiming the provincial title in the fields inaugural game, which Hogg felt was very fitting.
“That was special, to have them win for their 5th year in a row. The kids were excited, and I know she (Sharon) would have been really excited if she had been around, but she is probably looking down on us.” added Hogg.
Reflecting back on Sunday’s ceremony, Neil said everything went very well.
“They did a really good job, doing it all. It was very nice, and we were
quite proud and honoured to have it done.” said Hogg.
The honours for the late Sharon Hogg will continue next month. On August 15, she will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.
The provincial championship streak for the Swift Current Mosquito ‘AA’ Indians is alive and well.
13-3 gold medal victory over the Lloydminster Twins secured Swift Current their 5th straight Baseball Sask ‘AA’ Mosquito Championship.
Assistant Coach with the Indians, Kevin Patenaude says a variety of factors led to the team’s success.
They just played a perfect game in the final, but the whole weekend they came ready, wanted to win, it wasn’t a fluke. These guys had been practicing hard for a long time and were ready to play.
Throughout their 5 provincial games, the Tribe went undefeated, outscoring their opponents 56 to 14.
Patenaude, says the lopsided scores goes to show how well the team played.
They just hit the ball so well. We started every game strong, we got on the bats and scored runs. Every single game we scored runs in the first inning. We were a very good hitting team, an old team with 10 second year players so that came through in the hitting. These kids just put in a lot of time an effort, practicing twice a week since April.” he added.
The provincial championship brings an end to the season for the Mosquito ‘AA’ Indians
The annual SCMB House tournament was held this past Saturday, with T-Ball, Rally Cap, and Mosquito taking part. It was the first time in 3 years that this tournament was not rained out. As expected all players,coaches, and fans enjoyed the day. The Mosquito “A” team held a double header vs. Dinsmore on Sunday, playing very well for the first time together. The Mosquito “AA” traveled to Pilot Butte to play a 2 game set vs. White Butte Broncos, with both games on Saturday. On Sunday the Mosquito team went into Regina to play the Buffalos in a double header, splitting the games. The Peewee Elks team travelled to Gull Lake for the Peewee Elks finals. After losing the first game, the Peewee team won the second taking 3rd in the Elks league. Great job Peewees! The Peewee “AA” Indians traveled to Regina on Saturday for a double header vs. the Buffalos splitting the games, then played a double header vs. the White Sox on Sunday splitting those games as well. For the most part this week the house teams will be wraping up their season. GO TRIBE
SCMB teams had a successful week of baseball. SCMB T-Ball is playing Mondays and Wednesdays every week, and the little ball players are improving every time they step on the diamond. The Rally Cap division has been playing for the last few weeks and also is showing great improvements every time they are on the diamond. The mosquito house league is in full swing with teams going hard every time. Our Peewee Elks team played a game game in Frontier and advanced to 2-2 on the season with a narrow victory. The Midget Elks team had a home game vs. Gull Lake in Elks league play. The Midget AAA Indians traveled to Estevan on Saturday, taking on the the South East twins winning both games of a double header 14-4 & 8-4. They hosted the Regina Expos on Sunday losing the first game 7-6, but rebounding with a 10-4 win in the back half of the double header. The Bantam AA Indians traveled to Alameda on Saturday for a double header winning both with a score of 19-6 and 14-9 respectively. On Sunday the Bantams stopped on Moose Jaw for a game winning that game 15-0. The Peewee AA Indians played host to a Moose Jaw AAA little league team, Winning both games, over a very good Moose Jaw team. The Peewee AA team returned to league action on Sunday hosting the Pilot Butte Broncos for two games winning both games 18-2 and 13-1. Mosquito AA Indians played host to the Pilot Butte Broncos in league action on Sunday winning both games 10-0 and 13-0. Our minor ball team had a successful week and is looking forward to this weeks upcoming games.
The SCMB Mosquito AA Indians hosted the Estevan Sluggers on Saturday for double header winning the first 8-5 than losing the back half 14-11. The Peewee AA Indians hosted the Regina White Sox on Sunday losing both games of the double header. The Bantam AA Indians played host to Melville on Saturday with the game ending in a tie 7-7, than hosted the Regina Buffalos losing both games of a doubleheader 9-5 and 6-3. The Midget AAA Indians traveled to Melville for a doubleheader losing both games 11-7 and 6-2 in the SPBL. SCMB house ball is going very well so far with the T-ball and Rally Cap divisions playing Mondays and Wednesdays, and the mosquito division play Tuesdays and Thursdays. SCMB also has a peewee and a Bantam/Midget team playing in the Elks league, and after a week or two of practice is ready to start league action this week. Good luck to all SCMB teams as we move forward into the baseball season!
SCMB Provincial teams opening weekend had mixed results with the Bantam “AA” splitting Saturday against Regina White Sox with scores of 6-5 and 12-0, they also split Sunday double header against Weyburn, winning the first game 9-1, and losing the back half of the double header 9-8, The Peewee “AA” team also opened this weekend with a double header against Melville losing both games, with scores of 6-3, and 11-0. The Peewee team was back at it Sunday with a double header against the Regina Buffalo, winning the first game 7-5, and than losing the second 6-4. The Mosquito “AA” team opened the season on Sunday Against the Regina White Sox losing both games of the double header 10-7 and 10-8. They will be back at it next weekend with many of the teams playing at home.
SCMB season starts today with evaluations for T-Ball and Rally-cap divisions, as well tomorrow will be the evaluations for the Mosquito house. With over 340 registered players, SCMB is proud to say that we will field:
- 8 t-ball teams
- 8 Rally Cap teams
- 6 Mosquito teams
- 1 mosquito “AA” team
- 1 peewee “AA” team
- 1 peewee “A” team
- 1 peewee house team
- 1 bantam “AA” team
- 1 midget “AAA” team
- a combined bantam/midget house team
Our Provincial teams start playing games this weekend with a full slate of games scheduled for this weekend on the diamonds on 19th. Thank you to all our parents, volunteers, coaches, assistant coaches, board members, and mostly our players!!!! We look forward to a great summer of baseball.
Hello for those of you who don’t know me my name is Tom Christianson and I am the Mosquito division head for Swift Current Minor Baseball. Once again the baseball season is around the corner. This year there will be 6 teams with 10 kids per team, with 2 to 3 coaches per team. We will be playing Tuesdays and Thursdays on diamonds #5 & #6 out at the Patterson complex as well the North and South diamonds on the West side of 19th Ave. NE. Baseball will be from 6:30 – 8 pm.
Evaluations will take place Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 pm at the Patterson complex. We will be doing a variety of drills that will test the skills of the kids. Please have your child(ren) there on time and ready to go with the appropriate gear. This will include running shoes, ball glove, helmet, and a water bottle. Bats are optional and minor baseball will be supplying some. Please register with me when you arrive for evaluation night. Coaches will pick the teams the following night and they will be in contact with you all to tell you which team your child will be on. League play will start on Thursday April 30th. I will email the schedule out to you all shortly.
As years in the past the mosquito division has entered a provincial team into the Regina AAA league. This year we will be having a provincial AA team and it will be coached by Kevin Patenaude and Jeff Bowers. This team starts league play May 1st and will be over at the end of July. They will practice 2 times a week instead of playing house league baseball. If your interested in your child trying out for this team please let the Kevin or Jeff know. See the post regarding the Mosquito Tryouts for information.
If you are interested in coaching or assisting another coach and never signed up to on your child’s registration please let me know. It would be nice to get a few more coaches signed up to help out the baseball season. If you are interested in taking a coaching clinic there will be one coming up. All the information is on the Swift Current Minor Baseball website. Keep checking this website for updates on the season.
I will be in touch in the next couple of weeks explaining how the season will be run and some important dates to keep in mind about some exciting things to come. I will email the schedule out soon. Please respond to this email so that I know you have received it.
Jeff Bowers and Kevin Patenaude will be holding the Mosquito “AA” Indians tryouts on April 14/15 6-8 pm on the north Mosquito diamond on 19th ave north east. Jeff will make other arrangements for bad weather. You will need to register by emailing both firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Please have the form below filled out emailed to Kevin and Jeff before APRIL 10TH, 2015
Mosquito Tryout 2015
For more info contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-774-4138 or Kevin at email@example.com or 306-741-8111
Division Contact Info.
Division Head: Tom Christianson
Primary Phone: (306) 741-5257
The Mosquito’s play on Tuesday and Thurdays at 6:30 pm at Paterson complex on diamonds #5 and #6. They also use the 2 mosquito diamonds on 19th North East.
The season starts at the end of April and goes through till end of June.