Bear Apparent

Michael Yusypchuk is already turning into one of the most-heralded young Alberta prospects heading into the 2024 MLB Draft.

The 16-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association product added to his legacy this summer by throwing a no-hitter during the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

He hopes to continue his dominance as he heads to Dawgs Academy and, eventually, Missouri State University.

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River Runner

Clayton Loranger had a summer to remember with his hometown Edmonton Riverhawks.

Ranking amongst the league leaders in several offensive categories, he was named a West Coast League First Team All-Star.

The Sherwood Park product also took it upon himself to be a community leader in the organization’s inaugural season.

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Big Maple

He is Alberta’s Big Maple.

It’s a fitting nickname for Okotoks Dawgs ace Graham Brunner, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 225 pounds.

Canadian Baseball Network writer Kevin Glew has more on the Okotoks Dawgs southpaw, who will be making an appearance at the WCBL All-Star Game.

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No-Hitters, No Problem

It’s been a tough week for Western Canadian Baseball League hitters.

Reese Devlin and Travis Cole combined for a no-hitter with the Fort McMurray Giants, while Izaiah Ayala hurled a no-no for the Swift Current 57s.

Earlier this season, Ty Boudreau didn’t allow a hit with the Sylvan Lake Gulls.

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