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

Coaching Clinics at Stonewall Collegiate

The coaching clinics have been posted on the NCCP website. They will be held at the Stonewall Collegiate. The on field initiation clinic will be Friday May 6th, starting at 6:00pm. They will be required to pay the $25 before the clinic starts. Cheques are made out to Baseball Mb and cash will also be accepted. Coaches that do not have a profile set up on NCCP will have to contact Brenda at Baseball Mb (204-925-5763) to get one set up. They will also be required to take the online initiation course before they can sign up for the on field clinic. They must sign up for this clinic online not through me.

The My First Pitch Clinic for the Mosquito Coaches that will be taking the Initiation Clinic will also be offered on Friday May 6th following the Initiation Clinic. This is open to all coaches not just Mosquito coaches. There is no charge for the My First Pitch Clinic. If there is Mosquito coaches that are already certified and need the My first Pitch Clinic let me know and maybe I can make some arrangements to get them certified at a later date.

To check what courses you need for the level you are coaching, go to

Stonewall Baseball Coaching Courses & Times

Brenda Horz

Course Date & Time Location Cost To Register, Contact
Initiation Coach Clinic May 6/16 @ 6:00pm Stonewall Collegiate 25 Brenda Horz
Teaching and Learning Clinic May 7/16 @ 8:30am Stonewall Collegiate 40 Brenda Horz
Absolutes Clinic May 7/16 @ 1:00pm Stonewall Collegiate 40 Brenda Horz
Planning Clinic May 8/16 @ 8:30am Stonewall Collegiate 40 Brenda Horz
Pitching and Catching Clinic May 8/16 @ 12:00pm Stonewall Collegiate 40 Brenda Horz
Strategies Clinic May 8/16 @ 3:00pm Stonewall Collegiate 40 Brenda Horz


Let me know if you have any questions.

Blaine Fortin
President IMB

2016 Baseball Registration Night

Baseball & Softball registration will be at the Stonewall VMSC on Thursday, March 3rd from 6pm to 8pm.  Soccer registration will be held at the same time & location.

The registration form is here. Please fill this out before you arrive as this will speed up the registration process.

2016 SMB Registration Form

For families that cannot make it on Thursday, you can mail your completed form with a post-dated (April 15/16) cheque to:

Stonewall Minor Ball
Box 4463
Stonewall, MB
R0C 2Z0

Manitoba Summer Games Camp

Hello all

I hope you have all had a good start to the New Year.  I know there is still snow on the ground and most people aren’t even thinking about baseball but we are not far off from the start of another season.  In saying that we have reserved some field time at Home Run Sports Training Centre, 905 King Edward Street, on February 15, 2016 for a MB Summer Games Camp.  The camp will run from 2 till 4 PM and is open to anyone in the Interlake Region who meets the Manitoba Summer Games criteria for baseball.  Information and forms can be found on the Baseball Manitoba Website if you have not attended any of our other camps  ( .  Please bring all your baseball gear including helmets and a pair of indoor shoes (no cleats) to wear in the facility.

As we do have to cover the cost of the facility rental there will be a fee for the camp.  The cost of the camp will be determined by the number of players that show up but will be no more than $20 per player.

Please reply to as soon as possible advising us if you will be attending the camp on February 15 so we can plan for the size of group that we will have.

Thank you

Darrell Humeniuk


Stonewall Pee Wee wins 2015 AA Provincial Championship

Congratulations to the 2015 Pee Wee team for winning the 2015 Provincial AA Championship in Hamiota, July 17-19, 2015.

2015 13U AA Provincial Champs - Stonewall


Front Row:  Kian Bell, Davis Fenske, Christopher Fines, Rhett Woods, Matt Meier

Second Row:  Liam Proven, Dylan Labossiere, Cody McMillan, Colton Unger, Thomas Waldner, Hunter Olson, Cale Woods, Jake Unger

Back Row:  Ryan Fines, Garry Fenske, Bill Olson, Ian Proven

Photo courtesy of Lana Meier.

Softball Umpire Certification Weekend – May 2nd & 3rd

The Softball Manitoba Umpire Certification (including yearly recertification) is this weekend – May 2nd and 3rd in Teulon at the High School.  Sessions run 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Each game should have a certified umpire provided by the home team.
Contact Fred Shipley at 204-467-2084 or email  or Brian Wallace (Softball Manitoba UIC Interlake) 204-376-5603
Level 1 or 2 student – $65
Level 1 adult $94
Level 2 adult $105
Level 3 adult $110
Level 4 adult $116

Initiation Coach On-Field Clinic

There is an Initiation On Field Clinic scheduled for Friday May 8th in Stonewall.  It will be held at the Ice Palace arena in Stonewall [To Be confirmed].  Sign in will be from 5:30pm – 6:00pm and the clinic will be about 3.5 – 4 hours.

Coaches must complete the online portion before they can take this clinic.  If you have coaches that need to take the Initiation On Line portion they will need to call Brenda at Baseball Manitoba @ 204-925-5763.  She will tell the coaches how to proceed.  Once the coaches have completed the on line portion they will be able to register for the On Field clinic.  Coaches will need to register online.  Please contact Blaine Fortin if you have any questions.

On line $37.50
On Field $25.00

Blaine Fortin

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