The Swift Current 57's continue to get ready for Opening Day in the WCBL season, which is just less than two months away.

The team announced the additions of utility player Luke Addison from Albany State University and pitcher Nick Liechty from CSU Dominguez Hills. Last week, the 57's added another arm to the bullpen with the signing of Jared Schaeffer from St. Edwards University.

The 57's open the season on May 26 at home against the Regina Red Sox.

In the majors, the Toronto Blue Jays wrapped up spring training with a 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in Florida. Opening Day is on Thursday with the Jays starting a three-game set in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

WCBL returning to Saskatoon

The Western Canadian Baseball League announced on Wednesday morning that a team will return to Saskatoon for the first time since the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets last played in 2014.

The unnamed baseball club will begin play in the summer of 2024 from Cairns Field in the Gordie Howe Sports Complex and will be owned by Sask Entertainment Group, the same group that owns the Saskatoon Blades and Saskatchewan Rush.

Wild finish wraps up first round of SJHL playoffs

The Flin Flon Bombers knocked off the defending SJHL champion Estevan Bruins in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 win in overtime in game seven of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday in Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Cole Dupperault played the puck off the boards and it bounced past Bruins goaltender Cam Hrdlicka for the winning goal 1:45 into the extra frame.

The Bombers will face the Humboldt Broncos while the Battlefords North Stars take on the Melfort Mustangs in the league semi-finals.

Flames inch closer to last wild card spot with win and Jets loss

Jakob Markstrom made 32 saves as the Calgary Flames beat the LA Kings 2-1 for their seventh win in the last 12 games. The Flames moved two points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference after Winnipeg dropped a 3-0 decision to the San Jose Sharks. 

Meanwhile, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a five-point night as Edmonton beat Vegas 7-4 on the road. The Oilers are now three points behind the Golden Knights for the Pacific Division lead. 

In other NHL action, Philadelphia edged Montreal 3-2 and St. Louis beat Vancouver 6-5 in overtime. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Florida Panthers in one of three NHL games tonight.

Raptors gain ground in play-in race with win over Heat

Pascal Siakam scored 26 points as the Toronto Raptors beat Miami 106-92 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Scottie Barnes and OG Anunoby scored 22 points each as the ninth-place Raptors moved two games back of Miami for seventh. Toronto will face Philadelphia in their next game on Friday.

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