According to the Western Major Baseball League website, for the fourth consecutive year a team from Saskatchewan has won the Western Major Baseball League championship. On Thursday, the Melville Millionaires defeated the Medicine Hat Mavericks 4-1 to win the best out of five series 3-1.
The Millionaires follow championships won by the Swift Current Indians in 2010 and the Regina Red Sox in 2011 and 2012.
The Saskatchewan dominance in recent years has come after a three year stretch where the Okotoks Dawgs were Western Major Baseball champions from 2007-2009. The Dawgs lost to the Medicine Hat Mavericks in a three game sweep in the Western Division final last week, where they lost by a combined total of 25-14.
Seaman Stadium in Okotoks meanwhile has been very busy this past week. Last Friday, former Toronto Blue Jays legends Lloyd Moseby and Roberto Alomar were in Okotoks to participate in a home run derby which raised $66,000 to the High River and Sik Sika Nation flood relief in southern Alberta, just south of Calgary.