The Saint-Bruno Minor Baseball Association begins its regular schedule today, Saturday, June 19, at the property of Rabastalière Park. A big opening day to celebrate the start of the 2021 season.
The 15 teams of the Saint-Bruno Minor Baseball Association will be in action. They will take place on the property of Rabastalière Park from 9 am The event ends with a high caliber match with Baseball Canada Academy, scheduled for 17:00.
The nine Saint-Bruno Blue Sox B clubs will be on the field. The two women’s teams will compete against each other. Then the four A-teams from the Blue Sox will welcome Condors of Saint-Hyacinthe, Rapides of Chambly, Express of Mont-Saint-Hilaire and the Royal Eagles of Sainte-Julie.
“It’s the start of the season! The graduation ceremony. “-David Trépanier
For the president of the Saint-Bruno Minor Baseball Association, David Trépanier, this series of games that will be played on Saturday heralds the return of baseball and a step towards renewal. “It’s the start of the season! The graduation ceremony, casts, happy, David Trépanier. Everyone is motivated! Parents, young people, coaches … everyone is happy! “
Remember that a new board was appointed in January last year. David Trépanier is the new president. Jean-François Beauchesne gets the position of treasurer, while David Auprix for his part becomes a member of the group as secretary. Frédéric Savard and Jean-François Trépanier are also among the new members of the board. “Veterans” Luc Aucoin, Mike Bougie, Sébastien Demers, Pierre Masse and Jean-Nicolas Robert complete the ensemble. With this new board, Baseball Saint-Bruno evokes a “very well insured legacy”.
In an interview, David Trépanier admits that the association feared the cancellation of this official opening day. “19. June is a date we had reserved a long time ago. Almost three months ago, at the same time as we set the plan for our tournament. We did not want it canceled. “
Since Montérégie moved to the yellow zone on June 14, gambling has been allowed. Organization of games and leagues is possible in the yellow zone. “Finally, it’s June 19th to start our season,” said Mr. Trépanier.
From the big visit
The latter insisted on the arrival in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville of the Baseball Canada Academy. A clash that will make room for two of his teams will take place at the end of the day. “Not only is it a great visit, but we’m talking about great caliber baseball! “
The audience will then be able to see two small “men” from the place develop, namely Hugo Ménard and Charles Davalan, who were selected earlier this year at Baseball Canada Academy.
Throughout the day, a canteen service orchestrated by IGA Marché’s Lambert Saint-Bruno will be offered to the public. Once again this year, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Saint-Bruno Minor Baseball Association. Typically, the organization will raise between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500 per event. “For us, it is a nice boost, especially since we have several teams this year. “
For the 2021 campaign, Baseball Saint-Bruno has 218 registrations. That would be a modern time record.
In case of rain, the event is counted. “So we wish each other good weather! », Concludes David Trépanier.