7th Inning Stretch: Owen Steele

He was the Man of Steel on the cellar-dwelling Yorkton Cardinals last year, but now he’s one of several masters on the mound in Medicine Hat.

With the Cardinals in 2018, Owen Steele had a minuscule 1.46 earned run average (ERA) and 46 strikeouts through 49 innings of work for the 14-33 Eastern Division squad.

Since joining the defending Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) champion Mavericks this summer, the Calgarian has a perfect 6-0 record, 49 Ks and a 4.37 ERA in 59.2 frames. 

He’s been a reliable presence in Medicine Hat’s starting rotation and we caught up with the 5-foot-10 hurler to spotlight him in our 7th Inning Stretch series.

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Trap Game

Edmonton baseball fans have long hoped for a return of the Trappers to RE/MAX Field and now they finally have it.

No, not those Trappers – not the Triple-A team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) that served as a stepping stone for aspiring major leaguers from 1981 through 2004. 

The Edmonton Collegiate Trappers, an expansion franchise in the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC), are making their league debut this season and head coach Ethan Elias couldn’t be more excited about bringing a new form of spring baseball to the provincial capital.

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All In The Family

Some might have found he deserved to be on everyone’s radar a lot sooner.

But with winning Baseball Alberta’s Midget AAA Player of the Year award, Calgary’s Ben Prediger is turning heads.

As it turns out, the family name is synonymous with sports.

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Rundown

It started with just a slight blurring of his vision. But by the age of 12, Myles Creran was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

That prognosis didn’t stop him and now the University of Calgary Dinos utility-man is sharing his story in hopes of proving positivity and activity can help someone else.

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1 Thru 9: Taylor Roberge

Taylor Roberge will get to play in the stadium that he considers to be the “nicest field” he’s played on.

The trouble: the Calgary native will be suiting up for the enemy.

The Dinos hurler took a few minutes before the Alberta trip to answer our questions for “1 Thru 9.”

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