Fort McMurray Giants Season Preview

Entering their fourth year of existence, the Fort McMurray Giants are in playoffs-or-bust mode. 

Last season’s record of 17 wins and 31 losses may not look like much, but it left the Giants just two games back of the Edmonton Prospects and the fourth and final playoff spot in the Western Division of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL).

In an attempt to bolster their postseason hopes, the Giants have raided Edmonton’s talent pool.

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Alberta Dugout Digest – April 23rd Edition

It’s time once again to check in on the best hitters and pitchers from our province who have traveled south to play college baseball in the United States. 

In this edition of Alberta Dugout Digest, we explore the batters who excel at cranking out home runs, triples, and runs batted in (RBI), along with the leaders in slugging percentage and batting average. 

We also examine the pitchers who have done the best job of preventing home runs, the strikeout leaders, the win collectors, the earned-run average (ERA) masters, and those hurlers who are great at keeping hits to a minimum.

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Chasing Perfection

Nobody’s perfect.

Perfection, they say, is a myth.

That’s where Rich Walker comes in. When the Edmonton Prospects’ pitcher took the mound at Shell Place in Fort McMurray on June 29th, he unleashed a flawless performance on the Giants. 

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2018 WMBL Picture Gallery

We may not have the best pinch hitters at the plate for this assignment – a radio guy and a print journalist – but we shot so many pictures at Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) ballparks this summer that it seemed like a waste to not share some of them.

So, without further ado, here’s a look at the 2018 WMBL season through our lens

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1 Thru 9: Josh Iannetti

As the Fort McMurray Giants strive for the first-ever playoff berth, the team has looked to some veterans to lead the way.

Enter: Josh Iannetti.

The hometown boy, who has gone through the good and bad with the team, is the latest to be profiled in our series, “1 Thru 9.”

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