State of Alberta’s Game

The success stories of baseball in Alberta have been well-documented.

From Mike Soroka and Erik Sabrowski to Nicole Luchanski and Madison Willan, baseball has been top of mind for many.

But as Baseball Alberta’s Darren Dekinder tells us, you can trace a lot of the success back to the grassroots.

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2018 WMBL Picture Gallery

We may not have the best pinch hitters at the plate for this assignment – a radio guy and a print journalist – but we shot so many pictures at Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) ballparks this summer that it seemed like a waste to not share some of them.

So, without further ado, here’s a look at the 2018 WMBL season through our lens

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1 Thru 9: Mike Ozga

Think of it as a “Getting To Know..” feature, baseball-style.

“1 Thru 9” is a look at some rapid-fire questions and answers with Alberta products playing in the Western Major Baseball League.

We start with Edmonton Prospects infielder Mike Ozga.

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Getting the Call

They call it a “dream come true.” Four Alberta umpires have received letters to represent Canada at major Little League tournaments in the United States, including the Little League World Series.

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Little League, Big Stage

The Little League World Series, which brings together the world’s best 11- to 13-year-old baseball players, took place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from Aug. 17-27.

Calgarian Brad Johnston had the honour of being selected as one of the umpires for the event.

Alberta Dugout Stories caught up with Johnston mid-tournament to learn more about his experience at the LLWS.

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