Lethbridge’s American Legion baseball club to host U.S. for 1st time in 3 years

As the weather warms up, we’re seeing more and more outdoor activities these days including baseball, with the diamonds and outfields filling up.

On May 7, Lethbridge’s American Legion baseball club held try-outs for their upcoming season. Dozens of ball players between the ages of 15 and 19, had the chance to batter up at Nolan Field in Lethbridge vying for a spot on the AA Elks, A Miners and B-Club Lakers.

For the first time in three years they will host their rivaling American teams right here Lethbridge. According to Scott Oikawa, AA Elks Head Coach, during the pandemic, the U.S. teams were unable to cross the border without restrictions like an isolating period, so they decided to not come. He says that really changed the way their season looked and he’s looking forward to playing their full schedule this year. 
The club’s home opener is Sunday, June 11 at Spitz Stadium.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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