We are still buzzing from Calgarian Mike Soroka’s historic outing for the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The former Calgary PBF Redbirds pupil pitched seven innings of one-run baseball, allowing just two hits and no walks. The 22-year-old also struck out seven batters and, while he didn’t personally get the win, Soroka set the table for a dramatic ninth-inning comeback that earned the Braves a 3-1 victory.
During the Busch Stadium performance, the righthander put himself in the record books for several reasons.
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You can’t spell “baseball” without “A … L … B … E …” … well, you get the picture.
Baseball Canada’s 2019 Women’s Invitational Championships – which pitted rivals from four provinces and a national prospects team against one another – have come and gone from Okotoks and Alberta turned in another impressive performance.
In addition to capturing their second straight bronze medal finish at the event, Alberta saw eight players chosen to participate in the national team’s three-day selection camp that followed the July 4-8 tournament at Tourmaline Field and Seaman Stadium. Of those eight players, five earned spots on this year’s Women’s National Team, including Spruce Grove sisters Carrie and Ellie Jespersen, Red Deer’s Kelsey Lalor, Edmontonian Madison Willan, and Kaitlyn Ross of Redcliff.
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The announcement took more than a few people by surprise.
After three games with the New Hampshire Fishercats this spring, it was announced Andrew Case was retiring.
As we found out, the former Prospects Academy and Prairie Baseball Academy product made a lasting impression here in Alberta.
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It’s not easy for young athletes to move away from home to follow their sports dreams.
Manitoba’s Ryan Humeniuk knew that if he wanted to play baseball, he’d have to do just that.
He packed up his things and came to Dawgs Academy, which set the stage for a long journey in baseball that continues today at the University of Louisiana Monroe.
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Ayden Makarus wanted to be a goalie in hockey.
But his father made him a deal that if he played baseball, he could be a catcher.
Now the Airdrie, Alberta native is taking his game to a whole new level with Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team at Spring Training in Florida.
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