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Senior Pitch Counts

That back-to-school feeling can hit some people harder than others. 

Classroom seating smacks several students with instant nostalgia, inspired by summer memories that fade faster than a farmer’s tan. 

Pitchers who have completed their senior season of baseball, and chased that with a final tour on the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) circuit, suffer from phantom pain. They’re back at college or university to complete their education, but the baseball – at least the competitive version of it that they’re used to – has been amputated. 

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7th Inning Stretch: Hunter Boyd

Hunter Boyd has been the king of the hill for the Edmonton Prospects this season.

As the team’s ace, the right-handed pitcher from Moses Lake, Washington has been both durable and effective. 

We caught up with Boyd and asked him several questions, which he graciously answered for us as part of our 7th Inning Stretch player profile series

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7th Inning Stretch: Travis Hunt

It’s fair to say that the right fielder for the Edmonton Prospects is living up to his last name in the WCBL this season.

Whether he’s at the plate, roaming the outfield or running the bases, Travis Hunt is constantly … well, on the hunt. And the blonde batter’s efforts are paying off.

Through 40 games and 155 at bats for the Prospects, Hunt has a batting average of .316, 26 runs, 26 runs batted in (RBI), and he leads the team in stolen bases, with 21. The MVP of the 2019 WCBL All Star Game also leads all Edmonton outfielders in assists. 

We posed several questions to him for the latest chapter in our 7th Inning Stretch series.

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WCBL All Star Teams Announced

The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) has unveiled its rosters for the 2019 All Star Game in Edmonton on Sunday, July 7th.

A full list of the Western and Eastern Division squads can be found here, as can a gallery of some of the players who will be representing their respective teams.

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7th Inning Stretch: Taran Oulton

No matter where he pitches – or how he’s throwing – you can always count on Taran Oulton to log a lot of innings.

The Calgary-born lefty, who trained at Prospects Academy in St. Albert, recently wrapped up his senior year at William Woods University (WWU), where he set a new school record for complete games in a season.

Since returning to the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) for yet another summer season, Oulton has remained busy.

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