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.