It could be the family connection. It could be the bonding created by several years of playing together.
And it could be plain and simple skill but whatever it is, the Rimbey bantam Razorbacks’ sharp playing skills has resulted in a 10-1 season and a tournament win in Lacombe.
“The most impressive thing about this team is that the majority of them has played together since they were seven years old,” coach Dean Cameron.
As well as usually being on the winning side of the scoreboard, the team stands out for another reason.
“Half of the team is made up of mostly brothers and sisters, which is amazing,” said Cameron.
The coach sends kudos to Brent and Seana Lukocs, Kandy and Margo Froelick and John and Tara Longman and his wife, Janice, for their three years of dedication to baseball and the team.
The Razorbacks are part of the Central Alberta Baseball League of 40 teams who at various levels.
Training begins in April and the regular season runs until June.
Cameron said baseball and softball has made a comeback in the last few years, noting 120 youngsters are registered for minor ball in Rimbey, only slightly fewer than those registered for minor hockey.
“It’s grown. It’s less expensive (than some other sports) and it can be a family thing. You can incorporate camping into tournaments and make it a fun family outing.”