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Q&A with Prospect Derek Shedden

The Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) championship rematch between the Edmonton Prospects and Swift Current 57’s will go to a winner-take-all deciding Game 5 tonight at Mitchell Field.

One of the players who helped make this series go the distance is Edmonton’s left fielder Derek Shedden, whose desperate diving catch put an end to Game 3 and allowed Prospects fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Ian Wilson caught up with Shedden this week.

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Small Ball, Big Opportunity

No detail is too small for Ray Brown.

The head coach of the Edmonton Prospects has carved out a lengthy career in baseball by simply working hard and paying attention.

And now he’s hoping that attention to detail will get his ball club their first ever Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) title.

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The Long Road to Edgar Martinez Drive

It’s a long road from Crowchild Trail in Calgary to Atlantic Street in Seattle.

And for the man who would eventually have a section of that Emerald City street named after him, it was wrought with twists, detours and roadblocks. 

Unlike Ken Griffey Jr., who made everything look so easy, including his journey to the big leagues, Edgar Martinez never took the express lane to stardom.

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The Big Sabrowski

When it comes to the Edmonton Prospects, Erik Sabrowski has been “The Dude” all season. He really ties the team together.

The fresh-faced Edmontonian batted .339 in 35 Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) regular season games this summer, collecting three home runs, 20 RBI and 21 runs.

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