Giants ready for Western Canadians

Katie Brickman
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Brett Friesen of the Moose Jaw Canadians slides safely into third base before Moose Jaw Giants pitcher, Dale Garthus can apply the tag in Memorial Field Men's Fastball action on Tuesday evening. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman

Players from the Moose Jaw Giants and Moose Jaw Canadians used their game on Tuesday evening to practice and prepare.

The two teams are combining for the Western Canadian Master Tournament in Winnipeg, Man. this weekend.

“It’s good to get back in shape,” said Dale Garthus of the Giants.

There are six players from the Giants and three players from the Canadians going to compete at the tournament. The nine-team tournament is a round robin format and will feature the Edmonton Aces, CJC Peace Country Masters, Clanwilliam Masters, the Tigers, Skownan Vets, Cross Lake Brew Crew, Yellowknife Merchants and the Saskatoon Parktown Padres Masters.

“We will play six games in the round robin,” explained Garthus. “There are teams from all the western provinces and there will be pretty good teams.”

The Giants will open the tournament on Thursday morning against the Aces and then will place the Merchants and the Brew Crew later in the afternoon.

“It’s a lot of games in a short time, but I think we are in good shape,” said Garthus. “They have some pretty strong teams going, but I think we will have a good chance.”

The Giants will play two more games on Friday against the Clanwilliam Masters and the Tigers and one game on Saturday against the Skownan Vets. The medal round gets underway on Saturday afternoon with the gold medal game being played at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Giants, Tigers

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Winnipeg

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