All five teams took to the field ahead of the opening game of the Western Canadian Championships last year. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Baseball Alberta extends season suspension into June

City of Red Deer had previously closed baseball diamonds until June 30

There will be no baseball in Red Deer or Central Alberta for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, Baseball Alberta announced that they were extending a suspension of all sanctioned in-person events until June 1.

On March 20, the organization opted for a ban until April 30, following the guidelines of Baseball Canada, the sport’s national governing body.

After that decision, the City of Red Deer also made a decision of their own, with the Red Deer Minor Baseball Association and others, to close outdoor recreation facilities until June 30.

With the fields closed until the end of June, RDMBA cancelled all May and June rec and house league play for T-Ball, Rally Cap, Rookie (Under 9) 11U A, 13U A, 15U A and 18 U A. The status of Rep AA and AAA seasons is still up in the air.

For most baseball players in Alberta, the season typically starts at the end of April and could extend into August with provincials, westerns and nationals. Regular season play wraps up in July for most teams.

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