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DeLand of Opportunity

There’s a difference between being a thrower and being a pitcher in baseball.

Dawgs Academy product Simon Lusignan admits he was more of a thrower when he arrived in Okotoks a couple of years ago.

But since then, he has improved dramatically, with a few opportunities to pitch on bigger stages.

2021 might be his year, as he is a highly-ranked Canadian prospect for the MLB Draft, while he is also committed to Stetson University.

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Dream Wevers

If baseball doesn’t work out for Ty Wevers, motivational speaking might be a good backup plan.

In chatting with the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product, you can’t help but feel inspired by how hard work paved the way in his baseball journey.

In this full Q&A from our conversation on Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast, Wevers talks about mindset, as well as his experience at Vauxhall and his decision to continue his education and baseball career at Cloud County Community College.

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Shipping Up To Boston

What a year it has been for Jackson Clemett.

The Calgary native and Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product started off the fall of 2019 by being named to the Tournament-12 in Toronto.

This spring, he announced his commitment to the University of Utah. And this fall, he was named to the World team for the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series.

We chatted with the outfielder recently about the experience and what he has on his radar for the next twelve months.

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Bennett the Bison

Bennett Freiter’s long drive home to see family is about to be cut in half.

The St. Andrews, Manitoba native has become accustomed to the 1,350 kilometre trek between home and Okotoks while he has been rounding the bases with Dawgs Academy.

Starting in the fall of 2021, the catcher will see his commute distance hacked to 519 kilometres as he continues his education and baseball journeys at North Dakota State University.

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Herd’s the Word

The last time we checked in with Andrew Yusypchuk, he was getting ready to celebrate his 17th birthday at the Tournament-12 in Toronto.

A year later, he’s celebrating for another reason.

Soon to be 18, the young right-hander has announced he will be starting his post-secondary baseball journey with the Marshall University Fighting Herd.

We asked him a series of questions about what led up to the announcement and where he plans to go from here.

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