Swift Current 57’s 2022 Season Preview

By Hayden Michaels

The Swift Current 57’s are bringing in a new head coach for the season, along with some new talented ball players on the field.

The 2022 season will be Joey Jordan’s first at bat as head coach for the Swift Current 57’s, and he is eager to come and show everyone his ability to lead the team.

Jordan has a great history with the sport of baseball, having played college ball for three different schools. Those schools being Jacksonville State, Southern Union State Community College and Louisiana Monroe.

Swift Current won’t be his first time experiencing baseball in Canada, previously having played in the WCBL for an Alberta team.

“2017 was the summer I played for the Medicine Hat Mavericks,” detailed Jordan.

“When I finished playing I went straight into coaching.”

His coaching career began with the University of West Georgia, where he was a hitting coach and also coached infielders.

Jordan is excited to work with the team this year, revealing that the roster has some good talent inbound for the season.

“We have guys from Hawaii, from Georgia in the States and from the west coast of Canada to the east coast of Canada,” exclaimed Jordan.

“We have guys from all over and decided to see how they mesh together. We’ll have a 25-man roster and I’m excited to see how things go this upcoming season.”

Jordan arrives at the end of the month, and will have about a week to get everything situated before the players arrive.

“I expect crowds to be pretty good and excited to see their team get back out on the field again and watch them play,” Jordan cautiously predicted.

“I expect us to have a good summer and be very competitive. I’m very excited about it.”

The 57’s open the season on May 27th in Weyburn against the Beavers. Their first home game of the season is on May 29th when they’ll welcome the Regina Red Sox to Mitchell Field.

(This story was originally published in Swift Current Online on May 12th, 2022. It has been republished here with permission).