Monthly Archives: April 2016

Softball Extended Season – 2016 Ponytail League

Please see attached information in regards to the 2016 Ponytail League. I would like to ask you to distribute this information to your players and coaches and attach the registration form and poster to your website if applicable.

Also, if you have any coaches interested in the program please let us know.

Thank you,

Brett Turner
Steve Hayward

2016 PSL registration form

2016 PSL poster

Bantam AAA Try-out

The first tryout for the Interlake Bantam AAA baseball team will be held Tuesday April 26th from 5:30-7:30 in the Stonewall Curling Rink. If it’s really nice outside we may switch it to the stonewall high school diamonds. Check your email Tuesday to know for sure where we will be.

Depending on attendance there will be a second and possibly a third evaluation. Dates and times for this are still being worked on.

Cost for tryout is $20/player. Please bring cash to tryout.

Total commitment is required for a program like this. Last year this program folded and we will do everything we can to make sure this does not happen again.

At the earliest our season will stretch into early August and will consist of approximately 2 practices per week plus one tournament, a qualifier weekend and a provincial championship weekend. There will also be some exhibition games on other weekends and weekdays.

If this sounds like something your son/daughter is interested in please respond to  with their interest, birth year, and town they are registered for A ball in.

Ryan Fines
Head Coach
Interlake Orioles Bantam AAA

Rally Cap and My First Pitch Clinic – Arborg & Stonewall

IMB will be having a Rally Cap Workshop and a My First Pitch Clinic at the Arborg Rec Centre on Sunday May 1st. The Rally Cap clinic will begin at 9:00am and will go until around 12:00pm. The My First Pitch Clinic will begin at 12:30pm. The My First Pitch clinic should take no more than 2 hours. Baseball Mb recommends that you take the Rally Cap online clinic before the Rally Cap Workshop but it is not mandatory this year. It will, however, be mandatory next year. If you want to take the Online clinic you have to call into Baseball Mb and have a profile set up and this will cost you $37.50. The Workshop in Arborg is $25. If paying by cheque please make out cheques to Baseball Mb. Coaches can email myself to register for the Workshop or you, as delegates, can send me a list of people that you know will be attending. There is no charge for the My First Pitch clinic that 1 Mosquito coach per roster needs to have this year. Next year all Mosquito coaches need to have it.

There is also a My First Pitch Clinic in Stonewall on May 6th. This clinic will begin at 8:30pm and is at the Stonewall Collegiate.  More info here


Blaine Fortin
President IMB
204-762-5647 (H)
204-739-3428 (C)

2016 Baseball Coaching Requirements

Please see the attached coaching requirements for all levels of coaches from Rally Cap to Midget.  Please make sure that this goes out to all your baseball coaches at every level.  There are courses being offered in the Interlake for all the levels and if you can not make those go to the Baseball Manitoba website and there are a list of different locations and dates you can attend.  They only run courses till the end of May so you will not be able to get courses in June so please get your courses in as soon as you possibly can.

There will be NO EXCEPTIONS, by Baseball MB, to the rule that if you do not have certified coaches they will be removed from the roster and the team will be removed from regional and or provincial play.  As was discussed at the AGM, it is up to the individual organizations first to please insure that your coaches are certified.  The only way Interlake Minor Ball can check coaching certification is through Baseball MB and they may not check certifications till after Regional play is complete.

Darrell Humeniuk
VP Baseball, IMB


Baseball – Umpire Clinic – May 7th

There will be an umpire clinic at the Stonewall Collegiate on May 7th .  Registration will take place at 8:30am and the clinic will begin at 9:00am and go until around 3:00pm.  Umpires must be 12 year old or turning 12 this year to be eligible to umpire. Level 1 ($50) and level 2 ($60) are being offered.  Level 1 is for 1st & 2nd year umpires.  Please forward this out to your umpires and have them email me with what level they will be looking to get certified in.  Please let them know that they will be responsible for bringing a lunch, snacks and refreshments.  They should also bring pens and paper as well.  Cheques are to be made out to Baseball Manitoba.

Blaine Fortin
President IMB
204-762-5647 (H)
204-739-3428 (C)

Coaches & Parents Clinic – Gord Leduchowski

April 13, 2016 – This clinic has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Gord Leduchowski would like to run a Coaches/Parents Clinic for all coaches at any level or any parents who are interested in learning more about the game of baseball. Gord will be touching on the fundamentals in pitching, hitting and catching, along with the mental aspect of the game.

For those of you who may not know Gord I have included a bit of his baseball back ground below.

Gord Leduchowski played with Chatfield in 1962, Teulon midgets, Balmoral Orioles, Fort Rouge Mallards Warren Transcona Mallards, South End Chiefs, Teulon Whips, Binscarth Orioles, Teulon Cardinals, Elmwood Giants, Carman Goldeyes, and attended Mayville State College from 1970-74. Gord was voted an outstanding graduating player. Gord was with the Western Canada Senior B gold medalists at Watrous, Saskatchewan in 1975, Western Canada Senior B silver medalists at Glenboro in 1976, M.S.B.L. champions (1977), Redboine champions (1980), Team Canada member in Nicaraguo (1977). Gord took part in 11 Senior National Champions, spent 20 years coaching the Teulon Cards, coached Interlake Orioles to silver in Western Canada Bantam Games in Teulon (1988), coached Team Canada 1990 – 91) who won World Youth gold medals in Brandon over Chinese Tai Pae (91). Gord coached Team Manitoba in 93, 94, 95, 97, had his level 3 coaching certificate, organized 400 Hitter Baseball School (1997-2001), and is currently playing coach of Chatfield Old-timers.

The clinic will be held on Saturday April 16th at the Stonewall Collegiate Gymnasium from 9:00 AM till 4:30 PM. It is once again open to all coaches or parents who are interested and will be a very informative clinic. Cost of the clinic will be $10.00/person and we will need a minimum amount of participants to run this clinic, so please reply back by April 13th to if you are interested in registering for the clinic.

Below is a breakdown of how the day will run.

9:00 – 9:30 — Registration
9:30 – 10:00 — Mental preparation and strategies
10:00 – 11:00 — Pitching and throwing drills and leadups
11:00 – 12:00 — Hitting
12:00 – 12:30 — What we can measure in our practises to make us better.


1:30 – 2:30 — Catching drills & Pitching drills
2:30 – 3:30 — Infield drills & Outfield drills
3:30 – 4:30 — Questions and or concerns

*Please note that this does not replace or qualify for any of the coaching certification you may need from Baseball Manitoba to be a rostered coach.*

If you have any questions please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I possible.

Thank you and hope to see you at the clinic.

Darrell Humeniuk
VP Baseball, IMB