A lot of players dream of getting called up to The Show.
That call never came for pitcher Joe Sergent, but he was summoned to … a show, of sorts, in 2007.
In typical independent baseball league fashion, it started with the left-handed hurler receiving a phone call from someone who had dialed the wrong number.
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Will Hollis is picking up right where he left off.
After a great 2018 campaign, the Texas-born product’s bat has been on fire, doubling his home run production from 2018 in just 13 games.
We caught up with the Okotoks Dawgs outfielder for another edition of 7th Inning Stretch.
Read More 7th Inning Stretch: Will Hollis
The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft took place from June 3-5 and we have a summary of players with Alberta ties who were selected over the three-day event.
Some of the players chosen in the draft moved here to attend one of the province’s baseball academies, others were born and raised here, while others became familiar faces through the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL).
We also took note of players who are related to some well-known players who made their way to Alberta to play with one of our minor-league affiliates decades ago.
Read More 2019 MLB Draft Review
Rival fans of the Dawgs mercilessly taunted the team by debating whether they should be called “Choke-otoks” or “Oko-chokes” after another playoff exit at the hands of the Edmonton Prospects last year.
It’s a bit harsh for a team coming off of back-to-back 35-12 regular seasons, but first-round postseason losses to the Prospects three summers in a row will bring out that kind of heckling.
As frustrating as the playoff failures have been in recent years – it’s now been a decade since the Dawgs celebrated their last league title – Okotoks will once again be one of the best teams in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL).
With excellent coaching, strong player recruitment, top-notch facilities, outstanding fan support and a great feeder system in Okotoks Dawgs Academy, the team is well positioned for success in 2019.
Read More Okotoks Dawgs Season Preview
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