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7th Inning Stretch: Davis Todosichuk

The Okotoks Dawgs have put together another powerhouse regular season in 2019, thanks in no small part to Davis Todosichuk. 

In 43 games and 140 at bats for the Dawgs, the Kelowna native has a robust .343 batting average, 17 RBI and 39 runs. The centre fielder also leads the team in stolen bases, with 18.

We had a quick conversation with Todosichuk as part of our 7th Inning Stretch series.

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7th Inning Stretch: Andrew Yates

He’s capable of starting games on the bump and going the distance. At Indiana University (IU) Southeast this season, Andrew Yates started five games and recorded two complete games, including a shutout.

The left-handed pitcher also put up solid numbers with the Grenadiers in his senior year. In 40.1 innings of work, Yates posted a perfect 5-0 record and a 3.35 earned run average (ERA), while racking up 36 strikeouts. 

With the Okotoks Dawgs, however, the native of Harrodsburg, Kentucky has been a bullpen beast.

He’s also our latest 7th Inning Stretch selection.

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Sergent at Arms

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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2019 MLB Draft Review

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.

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