The ball diamonds at Luscar Cactus Park will be hopping next weekend as Estevan Minor Baseball hosts both the bantam AA and peewee AA provincial championships.
Both tournaments begin on the afternoon of July 20 and wrap up the afternoon of July 22.
Estevan Minor Baseball president Kent Phillips said the organization was originally only planning to host the bantam provincials, but the Saskatchewan Baseball Association didn't have a host for the peewee event and approached EMB to tackle it as well.
"We wanted to host something because that is pretty much our only fundraiser for our baseball," said Phillips. "All the money goes to Estevan Minor Baseball, which in turn goes to facility upgrades. We want to replace some of the chain-link fencing and the backstops, and change a couple of the infields to grass."
He added that another goal is to install better drainage at Cactus to reduce the impact of rain on the fields.
He said the bantam provincials were the obvious target because with only six teams, it would be easier to book hotels.
Phillips, who also coaches the bantam AA Haulers, said there is a strong group of volunteers in place for the two tournaments, but more are always welcome.
"We're doing quite well with a very good group of parents that are dedicated," he said.
Peewee AA Tornados head coach Landon Lafrentz said he's happy with the way preparations are going.
"We're trying to get everything lined up. It's coming together good so far. Hopefully we can be a good host and maybe win, who knows."
Aside from the Haulers, the other teams entered in the bantam tournament are the Yorkton Cardinals, Martensville Mustangs, Carlyle Cardinals, Swift Current Indians and Melfort Brewers.
Along with the Tornados, the eight-team peewee tournament also includes the Swift Current Indians, Martensville Mustangs, Muenster Red Sox, Weyburn YF Beavers, Moose Jaw Mets, Lloydminster Twins and Yorkton Cardinals.