Three Long Years

You couldn’t fault Shaun Atamanchuk if he thought the worst when he heard his UCL tear was the worst his doctor had ever seen.

Yet, the Beaumont, Alberta native took the news in stride, documenting his recovery through his Instagram account.

After nearly three years without baseball, he recently made the triumphant return to the bump with the University of Antelope Valley.

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2021 ADS All-College Team

As the baseball season winds to a close, we take a look back at some of the top performances by Alberta athletes in US College programs.

It’s our second annual “All-College Team”, where we have gone through stats reports and boxscores to find the top performers at each position.

Some are newcomers, while others were on the team last year. All are worthy candidates to be celebrated for their achievements in 2021.

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Bengal Brothers

Ayden Makarus knew he was going to a powerhouse when he joined LSU-Eunice in 2020.

Little did he know, the Bengals’ quest to win their seventh NJCAA Division II championship since 2006 would face hurdles along the way.

With fellow Dawgs Academy grad Jackson Fraser, Makarus finally got to taste a title this spring.

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Zero In

“He’s a coach’s dream,” is a phrase that gets thrown around when people discuss hard-working athletes.

But when you hear Kaden Zarowny’s coaches discuss the aspiring professional baseball player, it’s clear that such a description carries zero hyperbole in reference to the Dawgs Academy outfielder.

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Dream Wevers

If baseball doesn’t work out for Ty Wevers, motivational speaking might be a good backup plan.

In chatting with the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product, you can’t help but feel inspired by how hard work paved the way in his baseball journey.

In this full Q&A from our conversation on Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast, Wevers talks about mindset, as well as his experience at Vauxhall and his decision to continue his education and baseball career at Cloud County Community College.

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