When Brett Platts was 20 years old, he set a goal of making it to the big leagues by the time he was 25.
While the Prince Edward Island product’s on-field career had come to an end, he was forging a new path in strength and conditioning.
After a stint with Iowa University and the Texas Rangers’ program in the Dominican Republic, the Dawgs Academy grad is heading to the Texas Rangers’ Single-A affiliate, the Down East Wood Ducks.
Read More Realm of Possibility
The baseball bloodlines run deep in the Chadwick household.
After his dad pitched for the Edmonton Trappers and California Angels in 1986, Tyrelle Chadwick is hoping to blaze his own trail in the sport.
So far so good for the Dawgs Academy product and Illinois State recruit.
Read More The Rising Son
The 2022 baseball season is officially underway.
Scouring the rosters of all Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams, there is certainly no shortage of connections to Alberta on the field.
We’ve compiled a list of players who were born here, trained here or played here with the Western Canadian Baseball League.
Read More Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections
Gavin Logan is no stranger to the open road.
Growing up on a farm outside Oyen, the young athlete played a lot of his minor baseball in Consort, before heading to Dawgs Academy.
After a couple of other college stops, he made his way to Oregon State University, where the Beavers are looking to get back to the College World Series.
Read More Beaver Tales
Making the transition from high school to college can be tough on any teenager.
Deciding to transfer to another college just a few months into that transition can be even tougher.
Dawgs Academy grad Alejandro Cazorla-Granados isn’t phased at packing his bags again, finding himself a new home as he chases his baseball dreams.
Read More Relaying It Home
For the first time in his professional career, Tanner Kirwer is changing organizations.
The Sherwood Park native had been with the Toronto Blue Jays organization since they drafted him in 2017.
During the MLB Rule 5 Draft, the Seattle Mariners decided to add the speedy outfielder to their depth charts.
Read More Swipe West
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.
Read More Bengal Brothers
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.
Read More Mourning an Umpiring Great
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.
Read More Connor the Cavalier
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.
Read More Bennett the Bison