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The Marysburg Royals are a proud member of the Saskatoon Senior Baseball League!!!
2014 is the 96th consecutive season that Marysburg has fielded a Senior Baseball team. The team officially uses the year 1918 as their inception year, however, there is proof that there was a team in Marysburg as early as 1906. Legend has it, Herb Bauml named the team the Royals in the late 1940's.
We have been in the SSBL since 2004 after being in the old North Central Baseball League for 40 years. Feel free to browse our website!
The Royals would like to thank our major sponsors for the 2013 and 2014 year - South 20 Dodge Chrysler and RONA! Thanks so much for you support!
|Posted Jan 26/15 - Royals take home a number of awards|
The SSBL finally handed out their hardware for the 2014 season yesterday and the Royals took home a number of awards. Below is a list of all the award winners. Congratulations to all!!!
League Champions - Saskatoon Smoking Guns
League Pennant Winners - Marysburg Royals
MVP - Cole Bauml - Marysburg
Top Hitter - Cole Bauml .514 - Marysburg
Homerun King - Cole Bauml, Brent Puetz - 6 - Marysburg
Triple Crown - Cole Bauml - Marysburg .514 Average, 6 homeruns, 37 RBI - 23 Games Played
Top Pitcher ERA - Dean Jaeb - 1.52 - Marysburg
Top Pitcher Wins - Eric Bollefer - 10 - Marysburg
Rookie Of the Year - Dan Morari - Outlaws
Top Defensive Player - Rob Mang - Blue Jays
Playoff MVP - Taylor Kjargaard - Smoking Guns
|Posted Sep 5/14 - Year 96 is yet another success!!!|
The 2014 Royals season proved to be another successful one in the storied history of Marysburg Senior baseball. The Royals went 21-3 in league play and won the league pennant for the fourth consecutive year. They battled hard in the playoffs making it all the way to the fourth game of the league final with a nine and ten man squad before losing out to the Guns. The boys battled and grinded their way in that series like they never have before. Provincials saw us make it to the final before settling for second as the Outlaws beat us. The Royals defeated the Diggers and Regina Capitals and their aces in two thrilling games before playing the Outalws in the final. It was a fantastic season. The future looks bright for this team as they are already looking ahead to next year. A few thank yous that need to be handed out. First and foremost - thank you to all the wives and the girlfriends for putting up with us all summer. You truly do not realize how much we appreciate all of the support that you give us year after year. We could not do it without you. Thank you to Coach Timmer, Coach Johber and Coach Wayne - it's harder coaching than playing and you guys kept your cool all year long. Thank you to all of our fans for supporting us this year. We had very good crowds in Marysburg all year long and it was amazing to see how many people travelled to Kindersley for provincials. We hope we provided you with some good entertainment. Thank you to everyone who supported us and who came to our annual baseball camp in May. It was once again a great success. Thank you to RONA, Affinity Credit Union, and SOUTH 20 for supporting us financially this year. Thank you to all who helped in our concession in Marysburg this year. The concession is a major reason we get as many fans as we do with all of the great food that is served. I am not going to name them all in fear I might forget someone, but you all know who you are. Thank you to Gord Kiefer, Lee Connell, Grady Slade, Todd Schuler, Scott Mills, Ron Bauml, and Gary Dodds for umpiring this year. It is a thankless job that often goes overlooked and the games could not be played without you. Thank you to all the players for the time and commitment you gave. It sure is fun going to the park with such a good group of guys. And finally last but certainly not least, thank you to Wayne and Noreen Strueby for everything that you do. This team would not be in existence without these two people. They do ALL of the behind the scenes work that no one notices and is overlooked. We would not be able to field a team without all that you do. We cannot wait until 2015!!!!
|Posted Sep 5/14 - Royals Gunned Down|
The Royals and Guns squared off in the SSBL final over the past three days. Game one saw the Royals lose by a score of 2-0. Paul Strueby pitched a complete game gem for the Royals but the sticks couldn't give him any support. Thomas Lessmeister and Adam Gerwing were called up from the midget ranks to give the Royals nine players. Both played well making the plays they had to make. The second game saw the Royals lose by a score of 13-3. Brett Yarskie started on the hill for the Royals and was relieved by Paul Strueby, Adam Gerwing, and Thomas Lessmeister. The game was 6-3 until the Guns broke it wide open in the fifth.
Game three saw Dean Jaeb take the hill for the Royals and throw a very good complete game to come away with a 6-1 victory. The defense was really good not making any errors and the sticks were lively with nine hits with Luke Strueby leading the way with two. Game four saw the Royals send Dean to the mound again. Dean got through two innings before giving way to Craig McWillie who pitched three scoreless innings. It was a 6-5 game going into the bottom of the sixth when the Guns broke it open with six more runs. Final score was 12-5 for the Guns. The offense was sharp as the Royals had ten hits with Curtis Strueby leading the way with three.
All in all, it was a very good series for the Royals. The boys were severely short handed and played well. Two innings really hurt, but other than that the boys played solid. Hre's hoping next year the schedule works out and we are able to field our whole squad for our playoff run. Congrats to the Guns on winning the SSBL title. You boys played very well.
|Posted Aug 30/14 - Royals take on Guns; new schedule set|
The Royals have learned they will take on the Guns in the SSBL final this year. The Guns downed the Stallions in two straight games to advance. As for the schedule it has changed a little bit. Games one and two will still be on Tuesday at 6:30 and 9:00pm, however, games three and four (if necessary) will now be on Thursday September 4th at 6:30 and 9:00pm and game five (if necessary) will be on Friday September 5th at 6:30pm. If you're bored come out an watch....and maybe bring your gear...we still might need some players.
|Posted Aug 27/14 - Royals heading to league final once again|
The Royals took on the Blue Jays last night in the first round of playoffs and came away with a 2 games to none sweep. The first game saw the Dean Jaeb and Josh Cote locked in a pitchers duel. The Royals were able to push three across in the third inning and that was all Dean would need as he shut out the Jays pitching a complete game. Luke Strueby had a pair of hits to pace the offense.
Game 2 saw the Royals offense wake up as they scored eleven runs lead by a Curtis Strueby and Luke Strueby who both had a pair of hits. Paul Strueby was solid in the mound throwing a complete game shutout.
The Royals now advance to the league final for the fourth time in five years (the only year we didn't was last year when we dropped out of league playoffs because of lack of players) which begins next Tuesday September 2nd with a doubleheader in Saskatoon. Games three and four (if necessary) are Wednesday and game five (if necessary) is Thursday. Who the Royals play is yet to be determined. If anyone wants to play let us know. We still aren't sure if we have nine.
|Posted Aug 20/14 - Royals face Blue Jays|
The Royals have learned they will take on the Blue Jays in the best of three first round series. Games one and two are Tuesday August 26th in Saskatoon at 6:30 and 9:00 at Cairns Field.
|Posted Aug 19/14 - Royals head to playoffs|
The Royals don't know who will take on yet in the first round of playoffs but they do know it will be the fourth place team. They also know that the first round will start on Tuesday August 26th with two games being played that evening. If a third game is necessary it will be played on Thursday August 28th at 6:30pm. All playoff games will be in Saskatoon.
|Posted Aug 14/14 - Royals win last league games|
The Royals were in Saskatoon last night for their last regular season games of the year. The first game saw the Royals take on the Diggers. Eric Bollefer threw a complete game 12-2 victory. The defense didn't make any errors and the bats were huge in this game belting out 20 hits.
The second game saw the Royals defeat the Guns by a score of 10-2. Colin Bauml threw two innings and Paul Strueby threw the last five to get the win. The defense was solid making only one error and the bats were big again pounding out twelve hits lead by Cole Bauml who hit his sixth bomb of the year.
The Royals finish the regular season with a 21-3 record and another league pennant. Playoff dates are TBD. The Royaks are happy to announce they can actually take part in playoffs this year.
|Posted Aug 1/14 - Royals defeat Dodgers|
In what is always the hardest game of the year to play (first game after provincials) the Royals took on the Dodgers and defeated them 4-2 in ten innings. Brent Puetz threw five innings and Paul Strueby also threw five to get the win. The bats were quiet with only six hits, but the pitching kept the game close. The next action for the Royals is on August 13th when they finish the regular season with a double dip in Saskatoon against the Diggers and Guns.
|Posted Jul 29/14 - Royals finish 2nd at Provincials...again|
The Royals were in Kindersley for the annual Senior AA Provincial Championship this past weekend. The boys were supposed to play at 9am on Saturday, however, the rains came and all games were pushed back. The first game was at 4pm against the Dodgers. It was a tight game until the fifth inning when the Royals broke it open with the help of a Dustin Emberley homerun. The final score was 5-1 for the Royals with Paul Strueby picking up the win. The Outlaws were up next at 6pm. In a tight game the Royals lost 4-3. Brett Yarskie threw a complete game for the Royals and Dustin Emberley and Rylan Korte lead the way with two hits a piece.
This put the Royals up against the Saskatoon Diggers in th quarter final Sunday morning at 10:30. Dean Jaeb threw a very strong complete game. After giving up two runs in the first, Dean settled in and only gave up one more the rest of the way. The boys battled hard and dug deep against Jordan Rawlyk, who was throwing a very good game for the Diggers, to tie the game up in the fifth and then win it in the bottom of the seventh. Marty Yeager, Paul Strueby, Luke Strueby, and Geoff Strueby had the key hits to drive in runs in this game. This put them up against the Regina Capitals at 3:30pm. Colin Bauml started on the mound for the Royals throwing five strong innings. Eric Bollefer threw two scoreless innings to secyre the win. The boys were actually no hit through the first three innings, until they finally pushed one across on Caps starter JP Willner. The boys broke the game open in the fifth as they scored four runs. The boys were able to hold on for the win, advancing them to the Senior AA Provincial Final for the fourth time in five years.
The Royals were up against the Saskatoon Outlaws who had defeated the Stallions in the other semi. The game was tight for the first two innings and then the wheels fell off. The Royals made a couple errors and the Outlaws hit well as they got to starter Eric Bollefer and also Dean Jaeb and Craig Mcwillie who relieved him. The bats were quiet in the game and nothing really went the way the Royals had hoped. The final score was 13-1 for the Outlaws. The boys can hold their heads high. They played five games in roughly a day's time and played hard. It was a good run and we came up against a hot team in the final. Excellent effort boys and congrats to the Saskatoon Outlaws on their provincial championship!
The Royals would like to thank the Outlaws for hosting and the volunteers in Kindersley for putting on a great event. A lot of hard work was done by the grounds crew after the rains came. To get the diamonds in as good of shape as they were was fantastic. Thanks Outlaws and Kindersley...it was a job well done.
Also thank you to all the fans who came out to support us. It means a lot to see our wives, girlfriends, children, parents, grandparents, and all other supporters in the stands. It makes it so much easier for us to play with the support you give us. Thank you so much!
The Royals have three league games left as they play out the regular season. Next action for the Royals is on Thursday when they take on the Saskatoon Dodgers at 6:30 at Cairns field.