The Medicine Hat Mavericks proved they had the horses last season.
The Mavs were such a stable force all summer – going 38-9 in the regular season – that it ultimately wasn’t a big surprise to see them claim the 2018 Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) title.
Technically, they won the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) championship. With a new league name in 2019 and a different playoff format – best-of-five series have been replaced with best-of-three competitions – Medicine Hat goes into the history books as the last champions of the WMBL.
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It’s the final countdown!
This is our last edition of Alberta Dugout Digest, our weekly analysis of baseball players from the province who are crushing it at post-secondary institutions south of the border.
With regular season play mostly wrapped up and championship tournaments in full swing, we are preparing for the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) season to start up at the end of the month while we keep an eye on postseason action in the United States.
But before we get to that, here’s a look at our leader board
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – May 7th Edition
Weather-tested and tough – that’s what makes Alberta baseball players such attractive recruits south of the border. And no American school added more of them for the 2019 season than the Colby Community College Trojans.
Nearly half of the Trojans’ 30-man roster includes players who are originally from Alberta or those who trained here.
It’s a team where Okotoks Dawgs and Vauxhall Jets quickly shed their rivalries, and an Edmonton Prospect slugger needs to have a short memory about losing in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) playoffs to the Medicine Hat Mavericks last summer.
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Regular season play for colleges and universities in the United States is winding down as baseball teams gear up for regional championship tournaments and the hope of a run to the World Series.
But Alberta Dugout Digest – a weekly look at exceptional players from our neck of the woods who have ventured south of the border – is still going strong.
We typically break things down by sorting pitching and batting leaders by statistical category, but this week we’re throwing a curveball your way.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 30th 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.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 23rd Edition