1983-1984 Prince Albert Anavets Mosquito Baseball – Team
To go undefeated through one season at the city and provincial levels is of note. But when it happens in back to back seasons with primarily the same team it is special. The Prince Albert Anavets accomplished this feat in Mosquito baseball in the 1983 and 1984 seasons. The team was so dominant they were named the Saskatchewan Baseball Team of the Year in 1984.
In 1983 under the leadership of Coaches Tom Ross and Doug Nelson, the Anavets captured the Mosquito A city title, then traveled to Yorkton to pick up the Saskatchewan title. They won four games at the tournament, committing only five errors total. Their closest game was a 5-4 triumph over Weyburn when they scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
The 1984 Mosquito A Provincial championship tournament was hosted at Dents Park. The Anavets advanced with a 4-0 win over the Saskatoon Optimists to win the PA Minor Softball Association title. With Bob Linner moving up to be the coach after managing the team in ’83 and with the assistance of Barry Dutchak, again the Anavets went 4-0 through the round robin to cap two undefeated seasons. The feat was acknowledged by SaskBaseball as they received the associations top award – Team of the Year.