The Unity Cardinals are off-and-running with an early 2-0 record in the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League regular season. The Cardinals have a +14 run differential after an 11-7 win against the Mervin Flyers in the home opener last Tuesday, and a 21-7 road victory against the Glaslyn Orioles on Thursday.

One of the Cardinals leaders in Cory Wildeman has been happy with the early season success both at home and on the road.

"Things are looking really well so far I would say. We are getting the off-season kinks all worked out, and it should be a good year."

The Cardinals are right back in action on Tuesday for their second home game in as many weeks. Set to face the league's other redbirds in the Lashburn Cardinals, Wildeman talked more about the new team.

"We got Lashburn, one of the new teams in the league coming to town tonight," shared Wildeman. "See what they got, I think for the most part they are classified as a junior age team, but we will see how that goes."

Lashburn isn't the only new team in play this year, joining the Oil City Ducks on the league table this year. With the local Wilkie Brewers also back in play, it's nice to see more teams back in action this year according to Wildeman.

"I think it's always great to welcome new, and old teams back into the league. Shows that we can hopefully stay competitive for years to come." said Wildeman, as the NSRBL provides a great chance to get out and play some competitive ball. "Gives guys a chance to get out and play when they normally wouldn't have in the past. Lots of times (teams) are looking for new guys, have just enough to field a team.

The Meadow Lake Sox were the only team that did not return to the NRSBL in 2024. Check out the league website HERE.