The Swift Current 57's will take to the field tonight at home to embark on their 56-game regular season.
Mitchell Field will entertain the hometown 57's and one of their rivals, the Regina Red Sox.
Swift Current's Ethan Murdoch is thrilled to finally have the chance to fulfill a childhood dream with his hometown WCBL club.
"I was bat boy when I was eight or nine-years-old," he said. "It's been 12 years in the making. Obviously, before that as long as I can remember watching them play but I'm super excited."
The 57's will feature three full-time Swift Current products, Murdoch, Brody Alexandre, and Dawson Schultz. The trio spent the majority of their Swift Current minor baseball careers together.
"You never really know how many more times you're going to get on the field with people when you finish playing with them," he said. "I'm so excited to get back out there with those guys. They're guys I've played with forever.
"I've been counting done since as long as I can remember and I know they have to so it will be cool to share that with them."
While it's the 57's first game, Regina played last night in Weyburn. However, this early in the season it's tough to compile a scouting report on your opponents. Murdoch believes the first few games for the 57's will be more about trusting their preparation and finding chemistry.
"In this league, people come from all over the place," he said regarding scouting video. "Here [in the WCBL] you never know what you're going to get in terms of your opposition."
Swift Current will have a chance to build a sizable report on the Red Sox quickly to begin the year as they'll play three of their first four games against them including playing tomorrow night in the Queen City.
"I think it's going to be a great year for us as a team and I'm hoping to contribute to that and have a lot of fun with it," he said.
The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.