Bengal Brothers

Ayden Makarus knew he was going to a powerhouse when he joined LSU-Eunice in 2020.

Little did he know, the Bengals’ quest to win their seventh NJCAA Division II championship since 2006 would face hurdles along the way.

With fellow Dawgs Academy grad Jackson Fraser, Makarus finally got to taste a title this spring.

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Mourning an Umpiring Great

Alberta’s baseball community is mourning the loss of one of the sport’s best umpires.

Mitch Ball – a beloved family man and a highly-respected ump in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) – passed away Saturday morning at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, due to COVID-19 complications.

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Connor the Cavalier

There’s only one Okotoks Dawgs and Dawgs Academy team left for Connor Crowson to play on.

That’s the Western Canadian Baseball League Dawgs.

The Okotoks slugger has progressed through every team the Academy has to offer and is now knocking on the college team’s door after committing to Bossier Parish Community Collge.

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Bennett the Bison

Bennett Freiter’s long drive home to see family is about to be cut in half.

The St. Andrews, Manitoba native has become accustomed to the 1,350 kilometre trek between home and Okotoks while he has been rounding the bases with Dawgs Academy.

Starting in the fall of 2021, the catcher will see his commute distance hacked to 519 kilometres as he continues his education and baseball journeys at North Dakota State University.

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Close But No Soroka

Watching Calgary’s Mike Soroka succeed at the Major League Baseball level is somewhat bittersweet for Greg Morrison.

The Medicine Hat Mavericks owner and general manager might find himself asking “what if” when he thinks back on the summer of 2015.

Morrison had managed to convince Soroka to play for the Mavericks that summer, but it wasn’t meant to be as he was drafted in the first round of that summer’s MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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