Despite the minor ball season ending months ago, Estevan Minor Baseball has been able to hold a fair amount of fall ball sessions. The weather has cooperated this fall and has allowed for mosquito to midget aged ball players to work on their skills deep into October.
"Fall ball has been great this year, we have had great numbers with about 19-20 kids almost every single time we've gone out," explained Blaine Kovach, who is the High Performance Director of Estevan Minor Baseball. "The kids are having a good time, we have been splitting things up working on different positions and then another session we might play a batting game for the kids to have fun and enjoy it that way. They can take the skills they learnt in the one session and apply them into a game form."
"We have had a good wide range of kids all the way from mosquito to guys that will be trying out in midget next season. I'm going to keep my head held high and try to get one more week of fall ball, especially when MLB playoffs are on. If we can get that one more week in, I'll call it a successful fall ball season for us."
With temperatures expected to hit well above normal next week, Kovach just might get his wish. For Thursday, October 12th, fall ball will get started at 6:00 under the lights at Lynne Prime Park.