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Magic Machej

As Eric Machej lined up at shortstop Friday at the Canadian Futures Showcase, there was a little more fanfare in the building than there had been throughout the week at Rogers Centre.

Jose Bautista was in Machej’s Team New Blue’s dugout.

The 18-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product went about his business by smacking an RBI double.

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Dawgs Host OSU Beavers Fall Camp

The Okotoks Dawgs Academy has announced a “monumental partnership” with Oregon State University (OSU) that will see the Beavers travel to southern Alberta for a fall training camp at the Seaman Stadium complex.

The Beavers have an accomplished National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I baseball program that won 2006, 2007 and 2018  College World Series titles. OSU has made a total of seven College World Series appearances and claimed 26 conference championships.

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Ballpark Blitz

Alberta baseball fans packed the park during the summer of 2023, smashing attendance records along the way.

Ballpark Digest has the receipts, which show the Okotoks Dawgs having the third-highest attendance across all summer collegiate leagues and teams.

We take a look at all the numbers and how each Alberta market fared.

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Funderstruck

A two-way star with the Okotoks Dawgs and Edmonton Prospects has made his Major League Baseball debut in stellar fashion.

2017 Western Major Baseball League MVP Kody Funderburk pitched two perfect innings – including three strikeouts – with the Minnesota Twins on August 28.

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Crowded House

Attendance in the Western Canadian Baseball League reached record-breaking levels this summer.

The WCBL cracked the 300,000 mark for the first time for its regular-season games, with 305,425 fans showing up to 275 games in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2023.

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Seventh Heaven

The Big Red Machine rolls along.

This Okotoks Dawgs team requires maintenance, but its parts are interchangeable and it’s frequently firing on all cylinders.

If the 2022 edition of the Dawgs was the best the club has to offer – as evidenced by a record 43-win regular season and a dominant playoff run – this year’s team has established the franchise as a well-oiled machine …

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2023 WCBL Championship Preview

After a hard-fought 56-game regular season and two playoff series, the Okotoks Dawgs and Medicine Hat Mavericks have emerged as the combatants for the Western Canadian Baseball League crown.

We take a look at the teams, the matchups and what to expect as they grapple for the Harry Hallis Trophy.

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Seaman Stadium Named Best Ballpark

John Ircandia and William Gardner admit that when Seaman Stadium was first being developed, they never thought it would expand to where it is today.

The home of the Okotoks Dawgs has become a well-known facility across North America, most recently recognized as the Best of the Ballparks – Summer Collegiate by Ballpark Digest.

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