Lucky Charms

You could call it the luck of the Irish that Adam Macko ended up in Alberta.

The left-handed pitching prospect did indeed play baseball in Ireland in 2012 and 2013, winning a Little League championship that first year and finishing second the next.

And if it’s true that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, than you can certainly call Adam lucky. But that seems rather dismissive of all the hard work that he put it in before arriving in Canada … and since he got here.

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That’s Erik with a K

In a season full of eye-popping numbers for sophomore Erik Sabrowski, the two-way threat delivered his finest performance of 2018 – and perhaps of his career – last week. 

During the seven-inning affair, Sabrowski powered his Cloud County Community College T-Birds to a 3-0 victory in dominant fashion. Of the 21 outs recorded with Sabrowski on the mound, 18 of them came via strikeout. 

We followed up with Sabrowski – a product of Prospects Academy in St. Albert who played for the Edmonton Prospects last summer – to talk about his record-setting game.

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Will To Win

Off the field, Will Undershute and Chas Sagedahl are roommates. On the field, the pitchers are trying to best each other and set the bar extremely high with standout appearances for Southeastern Community College.

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The Show Must Go On

After several tour dates in Saskatchewan, Maureen Ulrich is taking “Diamond Girls” on the road to Australia. Ulrich, who grew up in Alberta, isn’t ruling out a return to her old home province before too long, though.

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Five Oscar Worthy Movies We Like

It’s Oscar weekend in Los Angeles and – while Hollywood’s best and brightest gather to hand out Academy Awards – we thought this would be a good time to look at some of our favourite films that have been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In the category of Oscar-nominated movies containing some baseball content and some sort of ties to Alberta, here are the nominees …

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Diamond in the Rough

More than a century of baseball in Edmonton’s historic river valley could be lost to the wrecking ball as the area faces a major redevelopment.

At the team’s annual gala fundraising dinner on Feb. 24th, Edmonton Prospects owner Pat Cassidy sounded the alarm about the future of ReMax Field, which is home to the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) club.

“This is an extremely important year, a critical year, for the ballpark because this is the year the City (of Edmonton) is going to determine its long-term fate,” Cassidy told those in attendance.

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