Post Season Drought Continues For Optimistic Giants

That’s all she wrote for the Fort McMurray Giants.

The G-men capped off their 2019 campaign with a 10-4 victory yesterday over the Yorkton Cardinals – to end the season at 28-and-28.

Despite having their most wins in franchise history – the boys fell just short of the postseason.

Head Coach Ray Brown tells Mix News they are already looking ahead to 2020.

“The season was very successful. For sure, it would’ve been good to have that one more win or have Edmonton lose one more so we could get that final spot, but we learned a lot and next year we’ll find that game and we’ll be in the playoffs.”

Brown adds they expect many of their team’s core to return next season.

While that incites confidence, he says there still needs to be improvements in certain areas.

“We lost quite a few games from the seventh inning on so, we know we have to do a better job with our middle relief, and we will move on. For next season, we’ll see that improvement.”

Vice President and General Manager Dutche Ianetti notes the strides the team made in terms of discipline, team culture and structure.

He feels this team has a bright future ahead.

“We will build off of this in 2020. We’ll critique what we did this year and we’ll take all the positives and what we’ll do is take our weaknesses and add strength to those areas. We’ll be better next year.”

The Giants recruiting process is already underway for the 2020 campaign.

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