Each season and every year brings its own rollercoaster ride.
New heights experienced and sorrowful depths that leave a mark … these wild swings happen in the batter’s box as well as far out of earshot of the crack of the bat.
As the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was in its first month and the potential of a fresh campaign offered hope and promise to teams and fans, our family was hit with news that left us stunned.
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It ain’t broke, so the Western Canadian Baseball League is fixing to return its All-Star Game to Okotoks next year.
The Dawgs will roll out the red carpet for the best players in the WCBL for a third-straight summer after experiencing massive success in hosting the festivities in both 2022 and 2023.
Read More Okotoks Hosting 2024 WCBL All-Star Game
It’s been a long four years since the Edmonton Prospects had a place to call “home.”
The Western Canadian Baseball League team has faced plenty of challenges in building the new Myshak Metro Ballpark.
Owner Pat Cassidy says construction is ongoing, but several challenges could affect opening day, meaning a backup plan is being looked at in Sherwood Park.
Read More Prospects in the Park
“Does Alberta punch above its weight when it comes to baseball in Canada?”
It’s a question our Joe McFarland posed on social media recently after what should be considered another successful year in our province.
But are we doing enough to celebrate it?
Read More OPINION: Baseball’s Opportunity in Alberta
Sitting in the stands of a hockey rink as a scout, Josh Burgmann says he’s really happy with how life has turned out.
It’s a far cry from his days as a baseball player, rising through the ranks with Vauxhall Academy, the University of Washington and being a Chicago Cubs draft pick.
Now the head scout and director of player personnel of the Nanaimo Clippers, Burgmann reflects on his time in baseball with no regrets.
Read More Ice Burg
As Eric Hartman roams centre field at the Rogers Centre this week at the Canadian Futures Showcase, he’s continuing a family legacy started four years ago by his older brother Max.
The St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product is coming off helping the Okotoks Dawgs win their seventh WCBL championship, and is looking forward to joining his sibling at Washington State University in 2024.
Read More Hart of a Champion
The Okotoks Dawgs Academy has announced a “monumental partnership” with Oregon State University (OSU) that will see the Beavers travel to southern Alberta for a fall training camp at the Seaman Stadium complex.
The Beavers have an accomplished National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I baseball program that won 2006, 2007 and 2018 College World Series titles. OSU has made a total of seven College World Series appearances and claimed 26 conference championships.
Read More Dawgs Host OSU Beavers Fall Camp
Alberta baseball fans packed the park during the summer of 2023, smashing attendance records along the way.
Ballpark Digest has the receipts, which show the Okotoks Dawgs having the third-highest attendance across all summer collegiate leagues and teams.
We take a look at all the numbers and how each Alberta market fared.
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Attendance in the Western Canadian Baseball League reached record-breaking levels this summer.
The WCBL cracked the 300,000 mark for the first time for its regular-season games, with 305,425 fans showing up to 275 games in Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2023.
Read More Crowded House
A selection of photos from the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Championship Series between the Okotoks Dawgs and the Medicine Hat Mavericks.
The Dawgs won back-to-back titles and their seventh championship in franchise history …
Read More WCBL Championship Photo Gallery