It was a magical day at the ballpark on Saturday, Aug. 14th as Seaman Stadium played host to
Baseball Day in Canada.
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) event featured a doubleheader between the first-place Okotoks Dawgs Black and the Edmonton Prospects. It also included a full-day broadcast of the games, insightful interviews, mascot battles, and pre- and post-game analysis.
Ian Wilson was on site during the day and captured these photos:
Dawgs players gather around the batting cage during BP.
Dawgs Black infielders await some ground balls during batting practice.
Dawgs coach Jeff Duda has some fun tossing pitches to his batters.
Edmonton southpaw Jordan Moffat tossed five no-hit innings during a Game 1 victory for the Prospects.
Outfielder Alejandro Cazorla Granados walks to the dugout following an at bat.
Prospects batters prepare ahead of their doubleheader against Okotoks Dawgs Black.
Afternoon actions gets underway.
The view from Core 4 (+14) Corner in left field.
The Baseball Day in Canada broadcast area in the concourse of Seaman Stadium.
Diggity and Homer yuck it up for the fans at Seaman Stadium.
Players, coaches, fans and umpires stand for the Canadian national anthem before Game 2.
Dawgs hitter Kaden Zarowny looks to drop down a bunt as Edmonton catcher Ben Prediger awaits the pitch.
Edmonton first baseman Dakota Wheatley (left) chats with Dawgs base runner Jack Lines (right) at first base.
The view from the Dawgs bullpen at the start of Game 2.
Reporter Adrienne South interviews Prospects pitcher Scott Gillespie during a break in the action.
Baseball Day in Canada host Joe McFarland (far right) hosts a Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) panel during the broadcast featuring (left to right) Jordan Blundell, Kevin Kvame, Al Simpson, and John Ircandia.
A Prospects base runner breaks for second base as the batter awaits the pitch under the lights.
Darkness descends as the Dawgs fend off the Prospects during a 7-6 Okotoks win in the second half of the doubleheader.
Fans watch Game 2 from the berm under smoky skies.
Games over. Next stop … WCBL playoffs!
For even more photos, head to the
WCBL’s photo gallery website here.