Steen baseball team wins club’s first city title
In five short years, Wolseley’s Robert A. Steen Community Centre went from a club with no competitive baseball teams to home of the 2018 peewee A city champions.
The R.A. Steen Bluejays went undefeated in the North Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association championship tournament before moving on to beat the Greendell Falcons 6-0 at the Winnipeg City Baseball Championships in July.
“I knew these kids were a strong team and I knew they were going to succeed as long as they played their best,” Leonardo Ardiles is head coach of the Bluejays and convenor of the community centre’s growing baseball program.
The regular season was not without its challenges, however. The Bluejays lost their home diamond at Omand’s Creek Park in a scheduling mix-up and were left playing at fields all over west Winnipeg.
Once again, this summer R.A. Steen C.C. will be implementing an entry level program called Mini Baseball. The program involves three teams of six players that meet at the centre at the same time. Two teams play a 20 minute game, while one team practices in the outfield. Every 20 minutes they switch, so that each team plays two games and has one practice in the 60 minutes session.
Runners, glove, water bottle. Players can use their own bat and helmet if they are league approved.
Ages: 4-7 years | Play: Tues. & Thurs. @ 6:30 pm-7:30pm
DATES: Beginning of May to 2nd week of June (field conditions allowing)
Grand Slam Baseball
Once again this year Robert A. Steen Community Centre is proud to be a part of the North Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association. This means that you will be playing actual games with other community Centres around our beautiful city.
Players will be rotating with other Centres for hosting with half of the hosting being at R. A. Steen Community Centre. There is a game each night and the coach may add an extra day for practice. In place of T-Ball players use a manual pitching machine that is controlled by the coach.
Runners (or cleats with rubber spikes only), glove, water bottle, long pants. Players may use their own helmet and bat if they are league approved.
Dates: Beginning of May to the 2nd week of June (field conditions allowing)
Cost: Registration rates to follow
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