This is Little League Week in Canada and local baseball players are celebrating, in a way.
The Fort Frances Little League will hold two games at the St. Francis Sportsfields tomorrow. The Lions will host a team from Atikokan around 10:30 a.m., then play against the Barwick-Emo junior team around 1:30 p.m.
“We’ve been playing the Barwick-Emo team every week,” noted Lions coach Dave Sande. “We’ve seen some good games.
“The long-term thing is to try and get a regional baseball league going,” he added.
The Little League also is trying to get the local ball fields in shape, like the one they play on over in International Fall.
“It’s beautifully manicured,” Sande said. “It’s like a major league field. To get our facilities all fixed up, that’s one of our goals.”
All levels of Little League are running very smoothly, noted Sande, adding they are running T-ball and parent pitch, along with minor teams, Major ‘A’ and Major ‘B,’ and the junior squad.