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Hants County teams excited about NSIBL season


WINDSOR — The Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball League is back in action with another busy season ahead.

Jason Hanes, coach of the Windsor Knights, said his team is ready and excited for some intense competition.

“We want to have good games against everybody and want them to finish in the top two or three and have a good season,” Hanes said.

The coach said they have some fresh blood on the team this year, and are hoping that will help in their quest for a playoff spot.

“We’re hoping to use the experience of the players who have been here for a long time to help out the new guys,” he said. “Some of our experienced players have been with the team for 20 years.”

The Knights started their season on May 21 with two wins against the Pictou County Albions.

On May 28, they clinched one win and one loss against the Pictou County Royals.

Hanes said the last few years has been tough in terms of recruitment, but he’s hoping to change that around with some big wins.

“We’re generating more interest by getting more young people involved,” he said. “We try hard to build a good program here.”

Hanes said their center-fielder Alex Patterson, who wears No. 5, is going to be one to watch this year.

“He took a few years off and is back this year,” he said. “He’s in the prime of his career and is a good fielder and a good batter.”

Paul Humphreys, shortstop and a veteran of the team, was also highlighted as a major player to watch.

“We want to see this league go; we’ve been here for 20 years and want to see it stick around for another 20 years,” he said.

The Noel Road Blue Jays, last year’s provincial champs, are already on Hanes’ radar as the team to beat.

Windsor also enjoys a healthy rivalry with the Hantsport Shamrocks.

 

Upcoming games

 

June 4

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: At the Albion Ball Field in Stellarton

Teams: Hantsport Shamrocks versus the Pictou County Albions

June 5

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: At the Albion Ball Field in Stellarton

Teams: Noel Road Blue Jays versus the Pictou County Albions

June 9

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Noel Road Ball Field in Hants County

Teams: Noel Road Blue Jays versus the Kennetcook Braves

June 11

Time: noon 

Location: Noel Road Ball Field in Hants County

Teams: Sherose Island Trap Schooners versus the Noel Road Blue Jays

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: Shamrock Field in Hantsport

Teams: Kennetcook Braves versus the Hantsport Shamrocks

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: Tremain Crescent Ball Field in Windsor

Teams: Yarmouth Gateways versus the Windsor Knights

Jason Hanes, coach of the Windsor Knights, said his team is ready and excited for some intense competition.

“We want to have good games against everybody and want them to finish in the top two or three and have a good season,” Hanes said.

The coach said they have some fresh blood on the team this year, and are hoping that will help in their quest for a playoff spot.

“We’re hoping to use the experience of the players who have been here for a long time to help out the new guys,” he said. “Some of our experienced players have been with the team for 20 years.”

The Knights started their season on May 21 with two wins against the Pictou County Albions.

On May 28, they clinched one win and one loss against the Pictou County Royals.

Hanes said the last few years has been tough in terms of recruitment, but he’s hoping to change that around with some big wins.

“We’re generating more interest by getting more young people involved,” he said. “We try hard to build a good program here.”

Hanes said their center-fielder Alex Patterson, who wears No. 5, is going to be one to watch this year.

“He took a few years off and is back this year,” he said. “He’s in the prime of his career and is a good fielder and a good batter.”

Paul Humphreys, shortstop and a veteran of the team, was also highlighted as a major player to watch.

“We want to see this league go; we’ve been here for 20 years and want to see it stick around for another 20 years,” he said.

The Noel Road Blue Jays, last year’s provincial champs, are already on Hanes’ radar as the team to beat.

Windsor also enjoys a healthy rivalry with the Hantsport Shamrocks.

 

Upcoming games

 

June 4

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: At the Albion Ball Field in Stellarton

Teams: Hantsport Shamrocks versus the Pictou County Albions

June 5

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: At the Albion Ball Field in Stellarton

Teams: Noel Road Blue Jays versus the Pictou County Albions

June 9

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Noel Road Ball Field in Hants County

Teams: Noel Road Blue Jays versus the Kennetcook Braves

June 11

Time: noon 

Location: Noel Road Ball Field in Hants County

Teams: Sherose Island Trap Schooners versus the Noel Road Blue Jays

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: Shamrock Field in Hantsport

Teams: Kennetcook Braves versus the Hantsport Shamrocks

Time: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Location: Tremain Crescent Ball Field in Windsor

Teams: Yarmouth Gateways versus the Windsor Knights

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