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Poole Party

Calgary’s Tom Poole admits he was a bit of a late-bloomer in baseball.

Not really hitting his growth spurt until his senior year of high school, Poole hit the gym in hopes of getting recruited.

His work ethic paid off in getting recruited by Cloud County Community College, where the freshman put his name in the record books.

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Contact Hitter

Wetaskiwin’s Matt Coutney now holds the record for most home runs in a single-season at Old Dominion University.

It’s an amazing feat, made even more incredible in that he started the season slowly and had an incredible April.

Coutney credits working on his mechanics, plus using a contact lens in his right eye, for turning his season around.

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Jurassic Park

After years as a player with the University of Calgary Dinos, Cam Williams finally got to take to the field as the team’s coach this spring.

Always smiling, the 25-year-old is excited about the prospects of building up the program’s reputation.

He would also like to create some continuity in the program still aiming for its first Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference crown.

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Care For the Kids

They waited with baited breath to hear their communities named on a nationally-televised broadcast.

Calgary’s Centennial Little League and Whitecourt Minor Baseball erupted into cheers when they heard their names called in the annual Jays Care Foundation “Field of Dreams” grant announcement on April 22.

Both will now get down to work in improving their local facilities.

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Let ‘Em Fly

Jake Lanferman is hoping to become a coach like the ones he was coached by.

Go down the list: Sheen Bromley, Ray Brown, Taylor Burns, Chris Pritchett, Jason Chatwood.

The Sherwood Park native is using their collective influence to carve out his own journey as the coach of the Edmonton Collegiate Hawks.

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