The Rosetown Angels travelled to Kindersley last night to face the U18 Royals in a Wednesday night Fertile Valley Baseball League match-up.
This was the Angels first game of the season, after they were rained out on Sunday against the Kindersley Klippers. They used solid pitching to carry a 3-1 lead into the 7th inning, but things unraveled from there as the Royals would score three runs for the walk-off win.
The Angels were missing a few players in the opening game, including longtime Angel and FVBL President Ryan Wickett.
Wickett talked about the team's roster outlook for this season. With no U18 program in town, the Angels got a bit younger.
"Pretty similar looking group. We again don't have a U18 program in Rosetown, so we invited those guys to play with us. Two or three guys, great they have a place to play, but disappointing that we couldn't get a team together." shared Wickett. "We kind of got our old veterans that have been around a while and are still playing. I think there is about 16-17 on the roster, and just like anyone hopefully we can find nine every game to come on out."
As already mentioned Wickett runs the FVBL, and talked about some of the changes this season including losing Eston and a last minute team in Leader. The league as a whole is pretty similar to last year.
Wickett is also a key member of Rosetown Minor Ball. He wears all his hats well, but will be looking forward to fitting on that Angels cap for the first time in 2023 as an everyday ball player.