Alberta Dugout Digest – May 7th Edition

It’s the final countdown!

This is our last edition of Alberta Dugout Digest, our weekly analysis of baseball players from the province who are crushing it at post-secondary institutions south of the border. 

With regular season play mostly wrapped up and championship tournaments in full swing, we are preparing for the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) season to start up at the end of the month while we keep an eye on postseason action in the United States. 

But before we get to that, here’s a look at our leader board

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Trojan Horses

Weather-tested and tough – that’s what makes Alberta baseball players such attractive recruits south of the border. And no American school added more of them for the 2019 season than the Colby Community College Trojans.

Nearly half of the Trojans’ 30-man roster includes players who are originally from Alberta or those who trained here.

It’s a team where Okotoks Dawgs and Vauxhall Jets quickly shed their rivalries, and an Edmonton Prospect slugger needs to have a short memory about losing in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) playoffs to the Medicine Hat Mavericks last summer.

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Case Closed

The announcement took more than a few people by surprise.

After three games with the New Hampshire Fishercats this spring, it was announced Andrew Case was retiring.

As we found out, the former Prospects Academy and Prairie Baseball Academy product made a lasting impression here in Alberta.

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Alberta Dugout Digest – April 30th Edition

Regular season play for colleges and universities in the United States is winding down as baseball teams gear up for regional championship tournaments and the hope of a run to the World Series.

But Alberta Dugout Digest – a weekly look at exceptional players from our neck of the woods who have ventured south of the border – is still going strong.

We typically break things down by sorting pitching and batting leaders by statistical category, but this week we’re throwing a curveball your way.

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Going Out With A Bang

Not only did Calgary’s J.T. Patterson hit three home runs in a game. He did it twice. In back-to-back games.

The Bellevue University Bruins star has been lights out in his senior season.

Right after that first 3-HR game, we chatted with him for a later episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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