It was an underappreciated moment for an underappreciated ball player, who was playing in an antiquated ballpark.
But when Cam Williams went 4-for-4 on April 27th against the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack, it was also a record-setting day for the 21-year-old third baseman.
Playing in relative obscurity for the University of Calgary Dinos of the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) – a six-team league featuring post-secondary student athletes from Alberta and British Columbia – Williams was well aware of the record he was chasing.
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Calgary pitching prospect Mike Soroka made his Major League Baseball debut last night, taking the mound for the Atlanta Braves during a start against Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound righty ended up picking up the win after putting in six innings of work. He gave up six hits and one earned run – a solo home run off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes – while issuing no walks and striking out five, en route to a 3-2 Braves victory.
Here’s a look at Soroka’s special day and the reactions to it …
Read More Soroka picks up win in MLB debut
It hasn’t been the smoothest of rides for Andrew Kittredge. The Spokane native has traveled along many different roads, including a stretch with the WMBL’s Okotoks Dawgs. We caught up with Kittredge to talk about his journey, his time in Alberta and advice he has for any kid hoping to make it to the MLB.
Read More Mr. Versatility: A Q&A with Andrew Kittredge
Dogs typically run in packs, and when it comes to the Okotoks Dawgs, they’re no exception.
One such pack headed south this winter and made its way to Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, where sophomores Justin King, Ryan Humeniuk and Corey Jackson were joined by freshmen Soren Graversen and Shaun Atamanchuk.
We look at the pack of Dawgs that’s helping the Falcons this season …
Read More Dawg Pack Mentality
Before there was a Field of Dreams – be it the movie starring Kevin Costner, or the actual Iowa ball diamond etched into a cornfield – there was just a guy day-dreaming in a classroom about baseball.
In this case, it was the teacher.
We look at Alberta-author W.P. Kinsella’s time as a professor at the University of Calgary.
Read More From the Cornfields to Calgary