Realm of Possibility

When Brett Platts was 20 years old, he set a goal of making it to the big leagues by the time he was 25.

While the Prince Edward Island product’s on-field career had come to an end, he was forging a new path in strength and conditioning.

After a stint with Iowa University and the Texas Rangers’ program in the Dominican Republic, the Dawgs Academy grad is heading to the Texas Rangers’ Single-A affiliate, the Down East Wood Ducks.

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Five Storylines We’re Watching in 2023

If one thing is for certain, 2023 will not be short on things for baseball fans in Alberta to talk about.

2022 certainly set the bar high with fantastic individual and team performances, great community-building opportunities and a return to “normal” of sorts after what was an unprecedented couple of years around the world.

Once again, we take a look at the top five storylines we will be watching heading into the new year.

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Triple Play

In the blink of an eye, Madison Willan has somehow turned into one of the veterans of Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team.

The multi-sport star was just getting her feet wet with the program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

But with a young core of players coming up, the team is leaning on the Edmonton product as it looks towards the World Cup in 2024.

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Tilleman’s All-Alberta Team

Dale Tilleman’s first year scouting sandlots looking for diamonds in the rough was in 1993.

He was a part-time scout, working for New York Yankees scout Dick Groch, who signed Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.

Canadian Baseball Network’s Bob Elliott tapped in Tilleman to come up with his all-time Alberta squad.

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2022 ADS All-College Team

Alberta’s collegiate athletes provided baseball fans with a plethora of memories in 2022.

From record-breaking performances to breath-taking pitching outings, the list of accomplishments is something to be proud of for everyone involved.

We take a look back at those performances and name our 2022 ADS All-College Team here.

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