On the heels of Governor Tony Evers extension of Wisconsin stay-at-home order until May 26th, the Chippewa River Baseball League (CRBL) has cancelled all scheduled games in April and May. Additionally, the league has revised their orginial 20 game season season schedule down to a 10 game season beginning on June 7th.
The revised schedule will have each team complete in one 9-inning against every CRBL opponent. The league schedule drops from 110 total league games to 55.
Due to the ongoing pandemic the CRBL has decided to reduce the league schedule to ten regular season games starting June 7th. This is dependent on the social guidelines and could change again in the future. We felt this was in the best interest of the league for our players and fans. We are just hoping to get some kind of a baseball season in at this point.Rick Danielson – CRBL League President
Noteable Schedule Dates:
- Season Opener – Sunday, June 7th
- Jon Soiney Memorial Field Tripleheader (Osseo, WI) – Saturday, July 18th
- Eau Claire Rivermen vs. Whitehall Wolves – 1pm
- Beef River Bullfrogs vs. Osseo Merchants – 4pm
- Eau Claire Cavaliers vs. Eau Claire Bears – 7 pm
- All-Star Game – Sunday, July 5th hosted by the Eau Claire Cavaliers at Cinder City Park in Altoona.
- Wildcard Wednesday – July 29th hosted at the winner of the North and South Divisions
- Championship Saturday – August 1st hosted by the highest remaining seed
The last interuption of CRBL, or league versions, competition was between 1942-1945 when no league games were played. Presumably due to the region’s involvement in World War II.