The Parkland Whitesox will be playing for their 3rd NCABL title in 4 years as they swept the Edmonton Athletics 2-0 in their best of 3 Semi-Final series this weekend. Game 1 was a true pitchers duel as Edmonton would throw NCABL regular season MVP Mark Trela against Josh Turner and the Sox. This game was a very hard fought and tight game but in the bottom of the 8th inning, after loading the bases with 2 outs, Mark Trela would give up a single to the wall by Matt Jones scoring the game winning run. Turner would throw a complete game 1 hitter while striking out 14 batters to earn his first win of the postseason. With the win Parkland jumped out to an early 1-0 series lead.
The evening game was a different story however as the Whitesox bats seemed to come alive against Edmonton pitcher Nick Audet. The Sox would put up 11 runs en route to an 11-0 victory and a series sweep of the A's. Garrett Haylin earned the win in game 2 as he would go the distance in picking up his second consecutive complete game shutout, striking out 6 along the way. Leading the way offensively was Scott Hoekstra, who hit his first homerun of the playoffs, and Josh Turner who would go 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's on the evening.
With the series win the Sox will play the Edmonton Blackhawks in the 2011 NCABL League Championship Series August 27/28th at Henry Singer Park in Spruce Grove. Gametimes for Saturdays games 1 & 2 will be 1pm and 4pm with game 3 being played Sunday at 2pm, if necessary. Tickets to the games will be as follows:
Adults - $5
Seniors (60+) - $4
Children (15 & under) - $3
Kids (6 & under) - Free
Come out and cheer on your local Parkland Whitesox as they attempt to defend their NCABL title from 2010 against the always dangerous Edmonton Blackhawks. The weather forecast looks to be a mix of sun and cloud and around 22 degrees at gametime. Is there really any better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon in late August???
Wednesday night was the last regular season date of the season and had the Sox on the road in the west end of Edmonton to face the young Edmonton Jays. Garrett Haylin would get the nod on a day where the Whitesox learned they had captured their first NCABL pennant title in franchise history thanks to a split double header between Westlock and Sherwood Park on the weekend. The Sox bats would score early and often in this one as they would put up a total of 7 runs on the night while Haylin would go the distance in earning his first complete game shutout of his Parkland career. When asked about Haylin's performance Coach Jones replied "Garrett has been solid for us all year long, but it was nice to see that when needed he can take over a game by himself and be absolutely dominant." Next up for Parkland is an NCABL Semi-Final series versus the Edmonton Athletics who punched their ticket to the playoffs, for the first time in 5 years, with a thrilling victory against the Sherwood Park A's. Gametimes will be 11am and 5pm next Saturday, August 20th, at Keller Field in Westlock.
The weekend of August 5-7th saw the Parkland Whitesox travel to Fort Saskatchewan to take part in the annual Senior 'AAA' provincials. Despite having several of their regular starters away with family and injured, the Sox still managed a respectable 1-3 record against Alberta's best. They would earn their win versus the rival St. Albert Tigers while losing games against the Red Deer Stags, Fort Saskatchewan A's, and Red Deer Riggers. Overall it was a good learning experience for the young Whitesox franchise as they do not get to face this caliber of baseball on a day to day basis in the NCABL. A weekend like this will go a long ways towards prepping this team for a run in both Kelowna and the Grand Forks International Tournament in 2012.
Thursday night was a marquee matchup in the NCABL as rivals Parkland and Legal squared off at Henry Singer Park in Spruce Grove. Blair Cowley and Jamie Cameron would both get the nod on the hill, a rematch of game 2 of the 2010 Championship Series. Legal would jump out to a quick lead as Cameron, in his first start since late May, struggled early with his control. The Indians would take a 5-0 lead through 4 before the Whitesox bats would start to wake up against the left handed Cowley. Parkland would score 1 in the 5th inning thanks to a Brad Sinclair single, one of 3 on the night. This seemed to spark the Parkland bench and rejuvenate their bats as they would go on to post an 8 run inning in the bottom of the 6th to jump on top by a 9-5 score. Legal would score 1 run late off of Garrett Haylin, but it was not enough as Parkland took the victory by a 9-6 final and secured a spot in the postseason for a 4th year in a row! Garrett Haylin, who entered the game in the 5th inning would earn his 4th win of the season as he held the Indians to just 1 run in the final 3 innings.
Next up for Parkland will be the 'AAA' Provincials to be held in Fort Saskatchewan from August 5th - 7th at Jubilee Park. The Whitesox schedule is as follows:
Aug 5th 12:00pm vs Red Deer Stags
Aug 6th 9:00am vs Red Deer Riggers
Aug 6th 6:00pm vs St. Albert Tigers
Aug 7th 12:00pm vs Fort Saskatchewan Athletics
The finals will be played Sunday August 7th at 3:00pm with the winner advancing to the 2012 Senior 'AAA' Nationals to be played somewhere in BC.
After a much needed week off for the All-Star break the Parkland Whitesox went back to work last night against the 4th place Edmonton Blackhawks. The Hawks were looking for redemption after falling to the Sox 4-1 just less than 3 weeks ago, however it would be Parkland that would jump out to an early lead thanks to the top of the order. Brad McAdam and Matt Jones would cash in a pair of runs to give the Whitesox a 2-0 lead after the 1st inning. Much the same occurred in the 2nd inning as some more timely hits would lead to a couple more runs and a 4-0 lead through 2 innings of work. Josh Turner would take to the hill for the second time this season versus the Blackhawks and as usual threw a great game before giving way to Jamie Cameron in the 7th inning. Turner would surrender only 3 runs through 6 innings of work against one of the most potent offenses in the NCABL. In the top of the 7th inning the Parkland bats would come out swinging again as they would score 4 more to give Turner a 9-3 lead and put him in line for his 6th win of the season. Edmonton would make it interesting in the bottom of the 7th as they would post 4 runs of their own, but would fall just a little short as the Whitesox earned a 9-7 victory and berth in the postseason for the 4th year in a row!
Next up for Parkland is the last regular season home game of the 2011 season against the rival Legal Indians. Legal shut out the Sox 1-0 in their last game against each other so the Whitesox will be out to avenge that loss. Gametime is 7:15pm at Henry Singer Park and it looks like it will be a sunny +20 degrees. See you at the ball park!
Henry Singer Park hosted the NCABL's best in the annual All-Star Game tonight as the Division I All-Stars, lead by Parkland manager Doug Jones, took on the Division II All-Stars, managed by Ryan Rau of the Westlock Red Lions. Gametime was re-scheduled for 7:15pm after a large storm cell rolled in and dropped 30 minutes of solid rain. But after a great effort from the host Whitesox ground crew the diamond was in playable shape and the game went on as scheduled. It would be the division I stars would score first and score often as they would amass an 11-0 lead before the game was called after 4 complete innings due to the return of more rain. Parkland catcher Scott Hoekstra and center fielder Brad Walde would lead the way offensively as Hoekstra would hit a solo Homerun and Walde would go 2 for 3. Despite the rain and cool conditions the local community still managed to show it's support of the NCABL with a pretty decent attendance for the event.
July 14th, 2011
The week of July 11th saw the Parkland Whitesox take to the field for 2 pivotal games against the Edmonton A's and the Camrose Axemen. Tuesday night featured a pitching duel between the top 2 pitchers in the NCABL, Josh Turner of the Sox and Mark Trela of the Athletics. The game would end in a 3-1 Parkland victory as Turner threw probably his best game of the year at the A's. He threw a complete game while giving up only 1 run, scattering 5 hits, not throwing a walk, and striking out 11 batters. With the win Turner's record for the year increases to 5-2. Leading the way offensively was Brandon Strocki as a timely hit of his would cash his 2nd RBI of the night and seal the win for the Sox.
Thursday night saw the Whitesox welcome the Camrose Axemen to the not so friendly confines of Henry Singer Park. Garrett Haylin got the nod and also put in his best performance of the year en route to a 7-1 Parkland win. Haylin would go the distance scattering a handful of hits and striking out 4 along the way. Scott Hoekstra and Blair McGeough would lead the offensive charge on this night by cashing in 3 RBI each. Andrew Slinko, Josh Turner, Brad McAdam, and Matt Jones would all also chip in multi hit games. With the win Parkland improves their NCABL best record to 13 wins and 4 losses, which will almost guarantee them a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive year! Congrats boys on this great accomplishment.
Next up is the annual NCABL All-Star Game to be held at Henry Singer Park next Tuesday, July 19th. Gametime for this league wide event is 6:45pm. Admission will be $3 for adults, $2 for kids, and $1 for seniors. Parking will be at a premium as this event averages over 300 people in attendance so make sure to get there early to guarantee your seat. At the event this year will be a beer garden and mobile hot dog/smokie cart for your food and beverage consumption. Hope to see you all at the park next week!
July 8th, 2011
This week saw the return to NCABL action for the Sox and unfortunately a few key injuries worked against the Whitesox as they would go 1-2 in 3 games during the week. First up was a trip to Westlock, a place where Parkland has never won in regular season action, to play the Red Lions. Costly errors and a severe lack of offensive would result in a 6-2 win for the hometown Westlock squad. Wednesday night was a marquee matchup in the NCABL as the top two teams squared off at Henry Singer Park when the Edmonton Blackhawks showed up. Josh Turner, after being roughed up in Kelowna a week prior, was back to his usual form as he went the distance striking out 6 in picking up a 4-1 win. With the win the Whitesox would secure their place atop the league standings with an 11-3 record. Thursday night would turn out to be a true pitching duel as the game would last 10 innings before the Sherwood Park A's would topple the defending league champs by a 5-2 final. Blair McGeough had an unbelievable showing on the mound as he would throw 8 solid innings before finally getting tagged in his 9th inning of work. Despite keeping the A's bats at bay for almost the entire game, McGeough's teammates were unable to pick up their pitcher in scoring only 2 runs.
Next up for Parkland will be a road trip to Footz Field in Edmonton for a Tuesday night game versus the Edmonton Athletics. Gametime will be 7:15pm. Following that will be a home date on Thursday against the Camrose Axemen. After the battle that was played in Camrose a month ago this will be a great grudge match between a couple teams who really don't like each other. Gametime will be 7:15pm at Henry Singer Park in Spruce Grove, come out and cheer on your Sox as they look to dash the playoff hopes of the young Camrose squad.
July 4th, 2011
Parkland returned home today after a strong showing at the Canada Day Blast Tournament in Kelowna, BC over the last week. The Sox would finish the tournament with a 2-2 record which would earn them a playoff berth and ultimately a 4th place finish. This marked the first time in franchise history that they made the playoffs in the annual trek to central BC.
Their first game was played on Wednesday (opening night), and after a little confusion due to a mud slide near Hope that delayed the arrival of the Thurston County Senators, against the Kamloops Sun Devils. Whitesox ace Josh Turner got the nod to start on short notice, but would get roughed up in this game as Parkland would fall by an 8-5 final score despite a late inning comeback.
Thursday morning would feature a showdown versus the defending Senior 'AAA' National Champion Burnaby Bulldogs. This game would turn out to be the game of the week at the tournament as it took extra innings to determine a winner. Mark Trela took to the mound in his first start for the Parkland Whitesox and did not disappoint. He would throw 5 solid innings keeping the Bulldogs to only a mere 2 runs before giving way to Aaron Huber. Huber would throw the remaining 3 innings and pick up the win as the Sox would defeat Burnaby by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Huber would also lead the way offensively picking up a pair of singles and scoring the tying run in the 8th inning.
A bright and early Friday morning saw the Trail Orioles take on the Sox. Kyle Nixon, also starting his first game for the Parkland squad, would get some early run support as the Sox would jump out to an early 3-0 lead after 1 inning. They would add another 3 runs throughout the game and Nixon would hold on to earn the 6-5 win after a tense 7th inning which saw Trail comeback to within 1 run before Nixon shut the door on the win.
Saturday was Quarterfinal day in Kelowna and the 4th place Parkland Whitesox would faceoff with the 5th place Nanaimo Coal Miners. Unfortunately for the Sox this is where their journey would end as they could not solve the Nanaimo pitching and struggled defensively en route to a 9-0 loss.
Although they would be eliminated early in the playoffs, Parkland would earn a birth in the 2012 Grand Forks International Tournament (GFI). This is considered to be the most prestigious Senior 'AAA' baseball tournament in Canada drawing teams from all over North America. When asked what he though of this Coach Jones said "This is a great honor and a testimant to all the hard work the boys have put in over the last 3 years. The GFI is an extremely prestigious tournament and we are already looking forward to next year and spending a week in Southern BC playing against amateur ball players in Canada and the Northwestern States."
June 26, 2011
The week of June 20th would see the Parkland Whitesox play 4 games, the first of which came Wednesday evening in Legal versus the rival Indians. Despite a decent outing from Starter Josh Turner the Sox bats would fall silent and Legal would pick up a much needed win by a 1-0 final score. Thursday night saw the expansion Edmonton Jays come to town to face the hometown Sox. Chris Shaw got the nod for Parkland and threw another gem in picking up his 2nd win of the season. Leading the way offensively for the Sox was Brad Walde as he went 2 for 3 with a single, triple, and 3 RBI. Burke Seifrit would also make his pitching debut for Parkland on this night as he came in to close out the 7th inning with a pair of strikeouts.
Saturday featured a home doubleheader versus the winless Sturgeon Paladins. Game 1 was dominated by Parkland as they would cruise to a 14-2 victory. Adam Baron threw 5 solid innings in earning the win, with Garrett Haylin coming in to close out the final 2 innings. Matt Jones held the hot bat as he hit back to back Homeruns in consecutive innings while cashing 4 RBI in the game. Game 2 was a much tighter game as the final score would end up being 6-5 in favor of Parkland. Garrett Haylin would continue on the mound with the start before giving way to Aaron Huber for the final 3 innings. Huber would earn the decision as a late inning rally was necessary from the Sox to secure the win. Kyle Radke would provide the offensive firepower as he would hit a 2-run Homerun in the 5th inning to tie the game at 4. The winning run would be scored in the bottom of the 6th inning as the Sturgeon pitcher would throw 2 wild pitches scoring runs on each to push Parkland ahead for good.
Next up for the Whitesox is the annual Canada Day Blast Tournament in sunny Kelowna, BC. They will open the week Wednesday night vs the hometown Kelowna Jays at Elks Stadium, gametime is set for 7:30pm. Next up will be the Coquitlam Angels Thursday afternoon at Boucherie Field in Westbank, gametime is 2:00pm. The last round-robin game will be played Friday morning at 11:00 against the Prince George Axemen. Winning 2 of 3 games will secure a playoff spot on the weekend and that's exactly what Coach Doug Jones is expecting of his squad this year. "We've been to this tournament 2 years in a row so we know what to expect going in. I fully expect to make the playoffs this year with the team we've assembled."
Good luck guys and we look forward to seeing you when you return, hopefully with some tournament hardware in hand!
June 18, 2011
Friday June 18th marked the opening night of what was supposed to be the St. Albert Tigers annual tournament, but due to rain it was not completed. The tilt between the hometown Tigers and Parkland Whitesox did end up being played at its scheduled time however. The Sox would emerge victorious by a 5-3 final in a hard fought game which saw Jamie Cameron take the hill to pitch 6 solid innings before giving way to Shawn Reid for the save. The offense was lead yet again by catcher Scott Hoekstra as he hit a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the 5th inning to give Parkland the lead for good. With the win the Sox improved their season record to an impressive 13 wins and 3 losses, while sending a message to the Sunburst League that Parkland will be making some noise come provincial time in early August.
This week will see the Whitesox return to NCABL action as they head to Legal to face the rival Indians Wednesday evening. Thursday night will see the Sox come back home to face the expansion Edmonton Jays at Henry Singer Park, gametime will be 7:15pm. On Saturday Parkland will host the struggling Sturgeon Paladins in a home doubleheader with games being played at 1:30pm & 4:00pm.
June 15, 2011
Tuesday evening was a battle for sole possession of first place in the NCABL as the Whitesox traveled to Sherwood Park to face the A's. Ace Josh Turner would take to the hill in search of his team leading 3rd win of the season. Parkland jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Brad Walde would get on by a walk then steal both second and third before being scored on a Burke Seifrit single. Brad Sinclair launched a solo homerun into the trees in left field to take a 2-0 lead after two. This would be all that Turner would need to seal the deal as he would pitch 6 innings of shutout ball before giving way to Jamie Cameron for his first save of 2011. Parkland would add another run in the 4th to give us a 3-0 final score.
With the win the Sox now improve their league best record to 7-1 while only surrendering 9 runs in that span. Next up is a date with the 6-2 Edmonton Blackhawks Thursday night at Henry Singer Park in Spruce Grove. Gametime will be 7:15pm.
June 13, 2011
The Parkland Whitesox have had a busy last 3 weeks which has seen them finish runner up in the Camrose Axemen Invitational to the Edmonton Prospects Academy, runner up to the Westlock Red Lions in the Harvey J Doherty Memorial, go 3-0 in NCABL league action, and finish up with a convincing 10-1 victory over the Red Deer Stags.
In tournament play the Sox ended May in Camrose where they would easily handle both the Calgary Diamondbacks 26-0, and Provost Combine Pilots 11-2, before falling in the finals to the Edmonton Prospects Academy by a final of 2-0. The following weekend saw the Whitesox head to Westlock to defend their 2009 and 2010 tournament titles. They would get off to a good start beating the Edmonton A's 8-5, and following that up with another win over the Cold Lake Cardinals 17-0. The final would be rematch of the 2010 final vs the Westlock Red Lions, but fate was not on the Sox side this year as they would fall by a score of 3-2 to the Lions.
NCABL regular season action saw the Parkland crew head out to Camrose for a date with the Axemen. Although the game ended in a 5-1 final for the Sox, it was a much closer game for the most part as Parkland wouldn't take a hold of the game until the top of the 7th inning where they would score 4 runs en route to the win. There was also a late game scuffle after Sox 1B Brad McAdam was tagged forcefully in the face by the Camrose 3B, the benches would clear and words would be said but both teams would keep there cool and finish the game. The following week had Parkland traveling to Mayerthorpe to pickup another 5-1 victory over the struggling Mets before they made their first home appearance in 3 weeks Thursday night vs those same Westlock Red Lions who had beaten them just 4 days prior. The league game would turn out to be a different story as Chris Shaw and Garrett Haylin would shut down the Red Lion bats all night with a 5-0 final.
This past Saturday featured a night cap exhibition game against the 2nd place team in the Sunburst league, the Red Deer Stags. The game started out good for the Stags in the first inning as they would hammer a solo shot to left to jump out to a quick 1-0 lead, but unfortunately for them Aaron Huber would shut the game from there and hold their offence to just that single run for the rest of the night. The Whitesox bats would wake up in the 2nd and 3rd innings as they would put up 3 & 4 runs respectively to take a commanding 7-1 lead after 3. As the game went on the Parkland hitters continued to pelt hit after hit against the Red Deer pitching staff, putting up another 3 runs in what would turn out to be a 10-1 final.
Next up for Parkland is a date with the first place Sherwood Park A's in the Park Tuesday June 14th at 7:15pm. Parkland will be sending Josh Turner to the hill as he attempts to pick up his 3rd win of the young 2011 campaign.
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May 20, 2011
Thursday night was a marquee matchup at Henry Singer Park as the Whitesox hosted the 3-1 Mayerthorpe Mets. The Sox would jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to a big hit from Scott Hoekstra and some heads up baserunning from Kyle Radke. That would turn out to be all that starter Josh Turner would need as he frustrated the bats of the Mets all night long in picking up his first win of the year. Turner would surrender only 2 hits while striking out 8 and walking none, a near perfect game.
The weekend saw the Parkland Whitesox split a Sunday double header against the Edmonton Warriors by scores of 2-1 (loss) and 19-1 (win). The Sox bats got off to a very sluggish start as they lost game 1 of the double dip, despite a very solid pitching performance from Aaron Huber. Huber would throw a complete game giving up only the 2 unearned runs in the loss.
It would seem though that the loss would wake up the Parkland boys and their bats as they would go on to explode for 19 runs in a 19-1 victory in game #2. Myles Ethier would again go the distance for the Sox as they gathered their second win of the young season. Leading the way offensively were Scott Hoekstra and Kyle Radke. Hoekstra and Radke both had 3 hits, 1 of which came off the bat of Hoekstra that I'm not sure has landed yet, while Radke cashed in 4 RBI.
Parkland will now get a few days off, likely their last over the next 7 weeks, as they prepare to face the red hot Sherwood Park Athletics next Wednesday at Centennial Park in Sherwood.
The Whitesox opened the 2011 season Thursday night with a come from behind character win as they defeated the Edmonton A's 5-4 in a late inning thriller. Andrew Slinko provided the bottom of the 6th inning heroics as he knocked a bases clearing double to the wall in right center to put the Sox ahead by what would be a 5-4 final. Jamie Cameron posted his 4th straight opening day victory for Parkland as went the distance striking out 10 batters along the way. When asked if he was concerned about the lack of production from his hitters coach Doug Jones replied "It's only the first game of the season. For most of the guys this was their first game situation of 2011, so I was expecting to be a little slow out of the gates. But as the game progressed you started to see that everyone was getting their timing down and putting a charge into every hit."
Next up for the Whitesox is a double header this Sunday vs the Edmonton Warriors at Footz Field in Edmonton. Gametimes for the double dip are 1:30 and 3:45 respectively.
May 12, 2011
Opening day is finally here for the Parkland Whitesox as they set their sights on a third NCABL title in the past 4 years. Tonight's tilt will feature a matchup against the Edmonton Athletics who are fresh off an 8-inning thriller in Mayerthorpe which saw them triumph over the hometown Mets by a 4-2 final. Gametime will be 7:15pm with the ceremonial first pitch to be thrown out by Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston at 7:10pm. You couldn't ask for a more perfect forecast for tonight's showdown as they are calling for sun and a high of +24 degrees. Perfect baseball weather if you ask this reporters opinion.
Looking to get the nod on the hill for the Sox will be perennial opening day starter Jamie Cameron as he seems more driven and focused than ever in Spring Training. He will be backed by the most powerful lineup the Whitesox franchise has fielded to date. From top to bottom, the lineup doesn't seem to show any weakness at the dish for the 2011 season. Power looks to be name of the offensive game this year as spots 1 through 9 in the batting order are capable of hitting the long ball at any moment, which should provide helpful as winning back to back NCABL titles has eluded the Sox once before.
Parkland has set some lofty team goals this year as they plan to become a dominant force in Alberta Senior Baseball. They will once again be attending a number of NCABL sanctioned tournaments in Camrose, Westlock, and Legal. In addition to those they will also be attending the St. Albert Tigers annual tournament for a 3rd straight year, the Kelowna Jays Canada Day Baseball Blast tournament for a 3rd time, and for the first time in franchise history the Alberta Senior 'AAA' provincials in August. Expectations have been set incredibly high for all of these events as well as NCABL league play, but this is a very tight knit group that believes they will not only meet these expectations but exceed them.
So with that all being said we'd like to wish our Sox good luck in 2011, and we hope to see you all out at Henry Singer Park this summer.
Welcome to the 2011 campaign for the Parkland Whitesox Senior Baseball Club. Spring Training is under way out in Spruce Grove and the Sox will be looking to go for back to back championships for the first time in franchise history in 2011.
2010 marked yet another successful year for the Whitesox franchise as they added another LCS title to their trophy case. The emergence of rookie players Kyle Radke, Garrett Haylin, Chris Shaw, and the return of Josh Turner helped the 2010 club win it's second NCABL championship in it's 3 year existence. 2010 also marked a major year in the player awards category as well. Jamie Cameron took home the regular season MVP award, Kyle Radke won both the All-Star Game MVP and LCS MVP awards, and the Sox sent 5 players to the annual All-Star game. Among those selected for the All-Star Game were Kyle Radke, Josh Turner, Scott Hoekstra, Jamie Cameron, and Adam Baron.
Looking forward to the 2011 season, the Sox have already made a few additions to their roster in the hopes of adding a Provincial 'AAA' title to the list of accolades this franchise already owns. Coming to the squad this year will be Blair McGeough (formerly of the Mayerthorpe Mets), Mac Girodat (formerly of the Red Deer Riggers), and Brad Sinclair (also from the Mayerthorpe Mets). Girodat brings another strong arm to a Whitesox starting rotation which already features Jamie Cameron, Josh Turner, Garrett Haylin, and Brandon Zelisko. Sinclair will add some solid hitting prowess to a very dangerous batting order, and McGeough brings not only exceptional skill at all positions but a leadership quality that is unmatched by anyone in the NCABL (in this reporters opinion).
Spring Training for the Whitesox will continue at both the Trans-Alta Tri Leisure Centre and Big League Sports until Henry Singer Park is ready to go. With opening day for the Whitesox slated for Thursday May 12th at Henry Singer Park, the players are getting more and more excited for the new season that's fast approaching.
The Parkland Whitesox would also like to take this opportunity to welcome any local businesses wishing to do some advertising with the Sox and Henry Singer Park to contact General Manager Matthew Jones @ 780-920-7364, or President Doug Jones @ 780-916-3809 for information on how to do so. Ad space at Henry Singer Park is limited so we encourage making contact as soon as possible.
Welcome to the 2011 season Sox fans, we look forward to seeing you all at the ballpark!