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To The Max

He wasn’t expecting the call.

But when St. Albert’s Max Hartman picked up his phone to hear Baseball Canada head coach Greg Hamilton’s voice, he was over the moon.

The outfielder took a moment to chat with us about representing Canada the 18U Friendship Series against the US and getting to do it with a few Dawgs Academy teammates.

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Fantastic Four

Many young athletes have dreams of representing Canada on the international stage.

For four young Albertans, they took one big step towards that goal recently during Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team Showcase.

They hope their performance was enough for them to get the call to the national team once an international event is once again organized.

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The Buckin’ Bronks

Repeating as Western Canada League champions wasn’t supposed to be so hard.

After a controversial end to the 1920 season, the Calgary Bronchos looked forward to defending their title.

But Mother Nature, along with issues around the league and fan support, almost derailed the entire 1921 season.

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Achen For More

Cohen Achen has faced more adversity than most college athletes could imagine dealing with.

Just one week before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Calgary-born pitcher was hit in the face by a comebacker while he was on the mound for Big Bend College.

His comeback attempt was temporarily put on hold when he couldn’t cross the border, but when he joined Lindsey Wilson College, the young fireballer found his stride and was rewarded for his efforts.

Now, he’s looking to make an even bigger impact with the Blue Raiders.

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Running of the Bulls

“Definitely the best birthday I’ve ever had.”

Bryce Oriold-Fraser turned 23 on the night his Lethbridge Bulls clinched the Western Canadian Baseball League championship. He was also named the WCBL Playoff MVP after two great appearances on the mound.

We take a look back at the Bulls’ journey to the final and the aftermath of winning it all.

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