AMATEUR BASEBALL: Bees open season at home Sunday
The Brainerd Bees open the Lakewood League season at 1:30 p.m. Sunday when they host the Sartell Stone Poneys at Adamson Field.
A number of off-season changes have left the league with fewer teams and new division alignments this season.
The changes began in November when the Minnesota Baseball Association moved the Ultimate Sports Snappers and Granite City Grays up to Class B.
In January, the Freeport Black Sox and Sauk Centre Titans left for other leagues, and the Becker Bandits folded.
As a result, the Lakewood will have one division with five Class B teams, and another division with six Class C teams.
In the B division, the Grays and Snappers will join the Bees, the defending state champion Sauk Rapids Cyclones, and the Cold Spring Springers.
In the C division, the Muskies will be joined by the Stone Poneys, St. Joseph Saints, Litchfield Blues, Clear Lake Lakers, and Sauk Rapids Hurricanes.
Tim Martin, Tom Fairbanks, Joel Martin, Patrick Skogen, Kevin Peterson, Burrell Flanagan, Mark Ortega, Kyle Crocker, Blake Peterson
Drew Sannes, Nate DeChaine, Tyler Lenz, Trevor Woodruff, Jack Hegarty, Ethan Nichols, Michael Smith, Eric Martin, Dustin Borlaug
05/06, 1:30 p.m., Sartell Stone Poneys
05/12, 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph
05/20, 1:30 p.m., at Sauk Rapids Cyclones
05/27, 1:30 p.m., Granite City at St. Cloud
05/30, 7:30 p.m., Ultimate Sports
06/01, 7 p.m., Henderson
06/02, 1:30 p.m., at Clear Lake
06/08, 7:30 p.m., Cold Spring
06/10, 1:30 p.m., Sauk Rapids Cyclones
06/13, 7 p.m., Fort Ripley
06/16, 4 p.m., at Sauk Rapids Jimmy’s
06/17, 1:30 p.m., Ultimate Sports at St. Cloud
06/20, 7 p.m., Nisswa at Brainerd
06/23, 7 p.m., St. Paul Shamrocks
06/24, 1:30 p.m., Granite City
06/30, 1:30 p.m., Litchfield
07/01, 2:00 p.m., at Moorhead
07/06, 7:30 p.m., at Cold Spring
07/11, 7:30 p.m., Sartell Muskies
07/14, 2:00 p.m., at Isanti
07/21, noon, vs. Austin at Cold Spring Tournament
07/21, 2 p.m., vs. Minneapolis Cobras at Cold Spring Tournament
07/22, 2 p.m. vs. Marshall at Cold Spring Tournament
07/27, 7:30 p.m., Cold Spring Silver Springers