Pitcher: Avery Ryan in the U16 game on the Doug Kerr field, Sunday, May 5 (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Softball season well underway on Rupert fields

After merging baseball and softball, the teams are stronger than ever

Minor softball season in Prince Rupert is well underway with 175 kids participating in games throughout the week.

U16 and U14 games already took place over the weekend on Sunday, May 5 with U10 being played on Wednesdays and U6, U8 and U12 on Thursdays.

Board Chairmen, Ralph Weick feels that the teams will benefit much more from the availability of players, coaches and referees after Minor Softball and North Coast, Minor Baseball merged to form the new group, Prince Rupert Minor Softball Association (PRMSA).

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“We spent three years starting the season inside the arena and now we have the opportunity to start the season outdoors with the recent opening of the Doug Kerr fields,” Weick said.

“Both groups are stronger now after the merge and we used to have to widen the age groups so that players could have games,” he said when asked about the merge with baseball.

“Now kids of similar ages are teamed up together and baseball brings some great things over to softball this year.”

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Coach Dan Lorette now has enough players to form a girl’s provincial team. They will head to Quesnel July 12-14 to take part in the playoffs.

“Terrace players will be invited to top-up the girl’s provincial team and Terrace has always invited Rupert kids to be a part of their competition teams and it is nice to be able to reciprocate,” Weick said.


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