CHARLOTTETOWN – The P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) has responded to schools’ request to offer "baseball" as a pilot sport this fall.
The pilot will consist of a two-week schedule in which each team will play five games. No championship will be determined.
An evaluation will be conducted after the season to see how the schedule was perceived, interest in players and teams and effectiveness of organization. The PEISAA executive will then determine whether to allow or not full scheduling next year.
The fall season was chosen to avoid conflict with other baseball programs in the community, as well as to have the greatest possible length of schedule with favourable weather and field availability.
A spring season would require such a late starting date, likely Victoria Day weekend, combined with Grade 12 exams just around the corner, the league would not be viable. It would be hoped, that if approved, to run the league for about five weeks next fall.
Teams opting to give the league a try are Montague and Morell from the east, Three Oaks and Kinkora from the west and central schools Colonel Gray and Charlottetown Rural.
When They Play
PEISAA baseball schedule this weekend:
5:30 p.m. – Three Oaks vs. Kinkora (Legends Field).
6 p.m. – Charlottetown Rural vs. Colonel Gray (Memorial Field); Montague vs. Morell (Morell).
10 a.m. – Morell vs. Colonel Gray (Morell); Charlottetown Rural vs. Montague (Memorial Field).
3 p.m. – Kinkora vs. Charlottetown Rural (Morell); Montague vs. Three Oaks (Memorial Field).