Situated in the heart of Alberta’s badlands, Badlands Baseball Academy is a diamond oasis on the prairies.
As we continue our “1 Thru 9” Academy profiles, we chat with Jeff Amos about what makes Badlands as good as it is.
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Vauxhall is known as the “Potato Capital of the West.”
But after more than a decade in operation, the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is giving the town another reason to be put on the map.
This is our second installment of our “1 Thru 9” academy profiles.
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It’s about time we took you to school.
More specifically, we’re going to invite you to take a closer look at some of the baseball academies operating across Alberta.
This summer we debuted a feature called “1 Thru 9” that allowed our readers to get to know some of the players who were taking the field at ballparks throughout the province.
We’re applying that same 9-question format to the baseball academies in Alberta. Our first stop is in Okotoks, where the Dawgs Academy has been molding student athletes for years.
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After more than a year of writing stories about baseball in our province, we started talking about how to bring you even more.
One of the things identified early on was a podcast. And while the baseball season might be over, that doesn’t mean we’re going to slow down.
In fact, Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast is our way of keeping the conversation going year-round.
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His favourite baseball memory was eliminating the Okotoks Dawgs from the 2017 Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) playoffs. During Game 5 of that first-round elimination game, Tony Olson led all batters with three hits and two runs batted in as the Edmonton Prospects emerged victorious in a 3-1 contest.
Olson and his Edmonton teammates are once again looking to play spoiler as they face the Medicine Hat Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Division final tonight.
We caught up with the Sherwood Park, Alberta product in advance of tonight’s winner-take-all game at Athletic Park in Medicine Hat. Here’s what Olson said when he was presented with our “1 Thru 9” series of questions:
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