Jumping Into The Lake

It has been nearly 15 years since Central Alberta said “goodbye” to the Red Deer Generals.

Many questions have lingered over the years as to whether college-level baseball would ever return.

Those same fans now have their answer, as they will be saying “hello” to a Western Canadian Baseball League team in Sylvan Lake in 2021.

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Bombers’ New Runway

The air has been cleared over the direction of the Brooks Bombers.

After months of speculation and rumours, the Western Canadian Baseball League approved the sale of the team to the community.

With the new structure in place, team president and Brooks Regional Ballpark Association chairperson Jason Thomasen says the real work is now underway to put a quality product on and off the field.

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Shari of All Trades

Shari Reiniger has turned her love of baseball and travel into quite the career.

Over the last 15 years, she has served in a multitude of roles for Baseball Canada at international events.

The Californian-turned-Edmontonian has seen it all, and gave us a snapshot in a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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Soroka Just Getting Started

It’s a frightening scenario for opposing batters next season: an improved Mike Soroka on the mound in 2020.

In some ways, that hardly seems possible.

The towering right-handed pitcher from Calgary is coming off a storybook rookie season for the Atlanta Braves that saw him post a 13-4 record, 2.68 earned run average (ERA) and 142 strikeouts over 174.2 innings.

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2020 Vision

Despite a summer that pretty much didn’t happen weather-wise, the Western Canadian Baseball League is touting it as a success.

Now all eyes are on the future, starting with a 2020 season that will feature two fewer teams.

As league president Kevin Kvame told us, 2021 will also be a season of change with expansion coming to Alberta.

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