The Rebels came away with a win against Tofield via the mercy rule in game one, only to have the mercy rule evoked on them as the lost to the home town Bardo Athletics in the final. With the win the Bardo Athletics have now won the annual Bardo Sports Day trophy for three years in a row, dating back to 2007.
It was a day of firsts for the Rebels as 2B Tyson Schielke, and P/C Ronnie Oslund made their Rebel debuts, OF Corey Epp made is first start at short, and OF Kris Kushnerick made his first relief appearance on the bump. With the majority of the regular Rebels away, Schielke and Oslund came through and played well, Schielke never having played hardball before Saturday and Oslund making his first appearance since last year. Schielke went 3 for 6 over two games while Oslund picked up the convincing win over the Lakers in game one. Also of note in the game against the Lakers was SS Corey Epp hitting two base clearing doubles in one inning, both with the bases loaded giving him 6 RBI's in one inning, which maybe a new PBL record, or at the very least a Bardo Sports Day record.
The Rebels next see action on Tuesday June 16th versus the Armena Royals in Ryley as the pitching matchup is shaping up to be LHP Darcy Grandberg from the Rebels and RHP Joel Boettger from the Royals. Boettger has already won a game against the Rebels with a masterful performance at the Gravel Pit. The Rebels however have learnt their lesson and will not be taking the Royals lightly this time around. Game time is 7:00pm and fans are encouraged to dust off their vintage Rebels fan wear as the first 3 fans through the gate wearing old school Rebels gear will be granted a tour of the Rebels dugout, clubhouse and equipment storage shed.