The Swift Current 57’s will make their season debut in the Western Major Baseball League tonight. Sporting a new name, logo, and team colours, the 57’s will open their championship defense at home on against the visiting Moose Jaw Miller Express at 7:05 p.m. at Mitchell Field.
They will also host the Melville Millionaires on Saturday and Sunday. The 57’s will visit the Yorkton Cardinals on Monday and then host the Lethbridge Bulls on Wednesday. The 57’s expect to have five returnees from the team that won all nine playoff games to bring home the 2016 WMBL championship.
The 57’s will be featuring all Swift Current athletes who have captured provincial or league titles in the past year at the team’s home opener.
A pregame ceremony will feature the following athletes in The Night of Champions:
Austin Shopa – Wrestling Provincial Gold Medalist
Swift Current Ardens – 5A Girls Volleyball Provincial Champions
15U Female Sundogs – Provincial Champions
AA PeeWee Broncos – Provincial Champions
A PeeWee Broncos – Provincial Champions
AA Bantam Broncos – Provincial Champions
AA Midget Female Broncos – South Sask Female Midget Hockey League Champions
United U16 Female Soccer – Provincial Champions
United U18 Female Soccer – Provincial Champions
Swift Current Steelers – Moose Jaw Minor Football Bantam League Champions
AA PeeWee 57’s – Regina City League Champions
AAA PeeWee 57’s – National Western Championships Representatives
AA Bantam 57’s – Provincial Champions
Swift Current’s 2016 – Western Major Baseball League Champions