Midgets win squeaker

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

In minor baseball news, the Slave Lake Midget Heat tangled with the High Prairie Sauce on June 27 in a make-up game at Charity Park in Slave Lake. It brought out a decent-sized crowd, who definitely got their money’s worth.

“It was a really good game,” says local baseball fan (and scorekeeper) Harry Bartlett.

Slave Lake won 4 – 3, with Uneeb Khan doing most of the work on the pitcher’s mound. Parker Hay drove in Aiden Blocka for the first run of the game, setting the tone for what was to come. Blocka was in a hole right off the bat at two strikes and no balls, with the big High Prairie hurler dialed in and throwing the hard stuff right over the plate. But Blocka – who is hard to recognize because he’s grown so much – fought off a couple more heaters, took a ball in the dirt and then cracked one into a spot in right centre field where nobody was standing. He stole second, advanced to third on another hit and then was driven home.

The Heat had the long weekend off. Whether they will host a weekend of games was unknown by press time, but word was the team had applied to Baseball Alberta to do that. July’s schedule had not been posted by Baseball Alberta as of the 28th.

Lead-off batter Aiden Blocka of the Slave Lake Midget Heat watches his first-innning hit sail into right centre field in a June 27 make-up game against High Prairie.

Share this post

Post Comment