The Border Baseball League is pleased to announce the release of their 2019 regular season schedule. We are proud to call ourselves one of the top senior baseball leagues in the province, and are ecstatic to announce the continued expansion to the East. Following the inclusion of Morden in 2012 the league has added a franchise in Winkler (2016), Carman (2018) and are now pleased to announce the Altona Bisons will be competing for the W.G. (Gerry) Coulthard Trophy in 2019.
The league will play a balanced 16 game regular season schedule with the teams facing off against each other twice each with a single game home and away over the course of the season. At the conclusion of the regular season the 8th and 9th place teams will play a wild card game with the winner advancing to the playoff bracket (1 v Wild card, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5). Teams will be reseeded following each round of playoffs and all playoff series will be a best of 5.
The 2018 season saw 5 teams finish within 3 games of the top spot during the regular season with the Baldur Regals claiming the ultimate prize for the first time since 2012 in yet another epic 5 game championship series, knocking off the regular season champion Morden. It was the fourth time in 6 years the championship series has gone the distance. It was the 7th league championship for the Regals, the most of any franchise in the leagues 20 years (2019 will be the 21st season) and the first time a team won the championship after finishing 3rd or lower in the regular season standings.
Morden was crowned the 2018 Senior AA Provincial Champions marking the 6th time since 2008 the Provincial AA Championship rested with a Border League team. The Cartwright Twins also represented the league at the AA Provincials following a 2nd place regular season finish while Clearwater hosted and competed at the A Provincial Tournament, bringing home a silver medal in the process. In addition to the Provincial success, the league also claimed the 2018 Western Canadian Championship banner for the 2nd time in 4 years.
The 2019 season welcomes an expansion team to the league for the third time in the last four seasons. After the Winkler Whips came within 2 wins of a league championship in their first season (2016), the Carman Cardinals hit the field in 2018 and now the Altona Bisons will become the newest member.
With the 2017 regular season champion Pilot Mound Pilot and Killarney Lakers rounding out the field, 2019 looks to be another promising season in the Border League.
Should you wish to contact any individual teams, emails are provided on the contacts page of the website. Phone numbers are also available for the individuals who choose to make them public.
Scores will be posted to the website as they are reported and stats will be recorded and posted as quickly as our volunteers are able to post them. Please bookmark our page to stay up to date.
Thanks in advance for your support of the Border Baseball League this season.