Spring weather has finally arrived and ball teams are hoping to get league play underway as soon as possible.

The recent damp and cool weather has forced teams inside to practice.

This week's forecast is calling for daytime highs to reach the high teens and even low 20’s and that's just what’s needed according to Boissevain School’s Vice Principal Al Hicks. “We’re about one week behind and with the temperatures in the high teens this week hopefully the diamonds will dry up and both our baseball and softballs teams will be able to get going here.”

“It’ll be a short and quick five weeks but we hope to get out as often as possible and hit a few tournaments. Hopefully we qualify for provincials the first week in June because they’re at the Ashley Neufeld complex in Brandon.”

Hicks says snow remains on parts of the diamonds and drying conditions are needed to allow the moisture to get away so the diamonds can dry up.

“We hope to be going by mid May. We’ve been working indoors with the kids. We’ve been using the gymnasiums and we have an indoor hitting tunnel to give the kids lots of swings. We wanted to be in a position that when the weather cooperates we can get right to it” said Al Hicks.