The Town of Rosetown is hosting Softball Saskatchewan's U17 B Provincial Championship this weekend.

The eight team tournament includes the hometown Rosetown Angels, Kindersley Royals and Macklin Lakers as local teams, and then the Saskatoon Lasers, Saskatoon Hustlers, Twin City Angels, Hudson Bay Lazers, and Swift Current Sonic close out the field competing for the gold medal this weekend.

Rosetown head coach Kelli Emmons is also the main contact for this year's provincial tournament. Organizers only have one more night to prepare with the action finally set to get underway Friday afternoon.

This isn't the first rodeo for the team of Emmons, and fellow coaches Bob Clothier and Darby Freistadt. 

"This team that we have this year, we actually hosted a few years ago," recalled Emmons. "We have hosted provincials probably about 10 times here in Rosetown. We kind of have a handle on things because we have experience with it."

That experience changed a bit during the COVID years. The longtime coach is happy to see everything back to normal after the pandemic. 

"They moved everything to one spot. It's nice to see provincials being moved back out to other communities. We are excited to host again this year."

The Angels coach should be confident in the team's chances this weekend. They are comprised of talent from all around west-central Saskatchewan.

"We have a great group. We have girls from Kerrobert, Biggar, Dinsmore, Elrose, Harris, and Rosetown. We have a good wide variety of west central area representation on our team. We are excited to have them here in town, the girls can showcase their skills and just how far they have come since the last time we hosted with them." shared Emmons as the roster is certainly no stranger to each other.

This is the same team that began the year back in May. The Town of Kerrobert recently gave this shout-out to their girls on the team.

The Angels will kickoff the tournament with a game Friday against the Saskatoon Hustlers at 4:00 PM. The Kindersley Royals will be on the diamond across taking on the Saskatoon Lasers at the same time.

The semi-finals and subsequent games will begin Sunday at 9:00 AM following the games on Friday and Saturday, and you can check out the full round robin schedule below:

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With the weekend forecast looking at highs above 30 degrees Friday through Sunday, tournament organizers might want to purchase a few extra flats of water.