Some might have found he deserved to be on everyone’s radar a lot sooner.
But with winning Baseball Alberta’s Midget AAA Player of the Year award, Calgary’s Ben Prediger is turning heads.
As it turns out, the family name is synonymous with sports.
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We’re just having too much fun with our online silent auction, so we’ve decided to send it to extra innings.
Here’s what we’ve done. Those who placed winning bids from our original auction have been notified and will be sent their prizes soon. We have eliminated those items from our shopping list and updated the auction. Fear not, there’s plenty of fantastic merchandise still up for grabs!
The “extra innings” portion of the silent auction will end at midnight (MST) on Friday, Dec. 7th.
Read More Extra Innings: Let’s Get Down to Bidness
It was a bittersweet World Series win by the Boston Red Sox for Calgarian Jordan Procyshen. The 25-year-old catcher, a graduate of the Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, was released by the Red Sox on Aug. 2nd after a five-year journey through Boston’s minor-league system.
In that time, the 14th-round selection in 2014 traveled from Greenville, South Carolina to Lowell, Massachusetts to Salem, Virginia to Portland, Maine. He played Single-A and Double-A baseball in the South Atlantic League, the New York-Pennsylvania League, the Carolina League and the Eastern League.
Procyshen saw plenty of teammates come and go during that time, including players he watched excel during this Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason. But the Northern Kentucky University alumnus didn’t officially become a free agent until the World Series wrapped up.
Read More Catch & Release
With the Christmas season upon us, we have just the gifts for the baseball fans in your life! Introducing the Alberta Dugout Stories Silent Auction!
Read More Online Silent Auction: Nov. 23-30
The success stories of baseball in Alberta have been well-documented.
From Mike Soroka and Erik Sabrowski to Nicole Luchanski and Madison Willan, baseball has been top of mind for many.
But as Baseball Alberta’s Darren Dekinder tells us, you can trace a lot of the success back to the grassroots.
Read More State of Alberta’s Game