Tough Season for a Tough Team
Posted August 5, 2018
The 2018 season proved to be a tough one for the latest edition of the Angels franchise. While completing the schedule with a disappointing 4-16 record, the game log shows to how many close games the Angels fell victim. Averaging 6 runs per game, second lowest in the league, while giving up 7.5, second best in the league, the team saw some great pitching but suffered from some cool bats throughout the summer. Opening the season 0-12 before going on a modest 3-game win streak, the Angels did not win their fourth contest until the final game, when Noah Kaytor was finally rewarded for his workhorse efforts. The three other victories were credited to Brandon Metz, Jake Hesselink, and Jacob Lipp, with Parker Filazek and Ayden Gelowitz recording saves. The poor results took their toll along the way and in July a tough decision was made to split the team for Provincials, as all squads face the prospect of bare minimum rosters for the three day tournament. The Pirates and Reds made the final, fending off teams from North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Moose Jaw. The league championship will be held on Monday August 6th and the reassembled Angels hope to sweep a pair of games to put their names on the trophy.