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Ducks win inaugural game over Lashburn

By May 16, 2024No Comments
The Oil City Ducks played their first game in the NSRBL on Tuesday night, besting the Lashburn Cardinals 6-4 at the Driven Energy Legion Ball Park. The Ducks are back on the mound this Tuesday as they host the Glaslyn Orioles at 6:30 p.m. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source Photos

 

The boys of the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League (NSRBL) are back on the mound with this season seeing added representation from the Border City.

The Oil City Ducks played their inaugural game in the NSRBL on Tuesday night as they played host to the Lashburn Cardinals (also in their inaugural season), besting the Cards 6-4 to a packed diamond at the Driven Energy Legion Ball Park.

At one point in time, the Border City could have been considered the hub of the NSRBL with the Twins, Jays and Expos, but due to a lack of interest from younger players, the Jays and Expos folded.

Years later, players and the community as a whole seem excited about the future of the league with the addition of the Ducks and Cards.

 

 

The Ducks’ roster is heavily comprised of former U18 AAA Prairie Pirates players, which will help the boys gel quickly, but it’s also a sign the NSRBL isn’t the “old boys club” it was once considered.

The Ducks are back on the mound at Legion ballpark this Tuesday as they host the Glaslyn Orioles for a 6:30 p.m. game. The Ducks host the Wilkie Brewers at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 before hitting the road for a six-game stretch.

The Lloydminster Twins also played their home opener on Monday against Standard Hill, losing 6-1 to the Lakers. The Twins are back at Legion ballpark to host Lashburn on May 22 after a tw0-game road trip to North Battleford and Standard Hill. The action starts at 6:30 p.m.