It was a celebration for every Alberta community from Acme to Youngstown and everyone all around.
Athletes, coaches, managers, umpires, volunteers and more were recognized during the 2023 Baseball Alberta Awards in Edmonton on Nov. 24.
Read More Celebrating Baseball Alberta’s Best of 2023
Fort McMurray has quickly become a favourite place for Baseball Canada to host national championships.
After successful events in 2016, 2018, 2022 and 2023, the community is set to host the Baseball Canada Cup in 2024.
Recently, it was announced the 18U National Championships would also return in 2025 and 2026.
Read More Holding It Down in Fort Mac
Harold Northcott’s resume is as impressive as they come for baseball in Alberta.
Having played and coached at the provincial and national level, the Central Alberta product was recently named to the Eastern Oregon University Athletics Hall of Fame.
However, Northcott says he is most proud of his family’s legacy in baseball.
Read More The Giant Killer
“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
Cydnie Moore must be looking forward to her next trip to the Maritimes to play baseball.
The Calgary product spent the summer winning bronze as a player at the Open Women’s National Championship in Nova Scotia and as a coach at the 16U Girls National Championship in Prince Edward Island.
They are experiences she hopes will help her inspire the next generation of baseball players in Alberta.
Read More Summer of Bronze
It was a rollercoaster ride for Team Alberta at the Baseball Canada Women’s Nationals in Nova Scotia.
After going 1-2 in the round-robin, they outlasted Saskatchewan and lost to Quebec before claiming bronze in an exciting 5-4 win over the hosts.
Read More Bronze Medal Rally
They are the unsung heroes of baseball in our communities.
Year after year, volunteers step up to the plate to help make sure each season goes off without a hitch by becoming off-field managers, program coordinators, coaches, and scorekeepers, among other needed roles.
Baseball Alberta is hoping to give as many as they can the recognition they deserve through a new “Volunteer Spotlight” series.
Read More The Greatest Teammates
An age-old question in the world of officiating is facing a new twist: how do you recruit and retain talented people coming out of a global pandemic?
While it’s not unique to baseball, Baseball Alberta is trying to find ways of getting enough officials on the field in 2023 and beyond.
Read More Behind the Plate
Few athletes have their names all over the Baseball Alberta awards like Gavin Galenza.
After winning honours in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Camrose product was back at it again in 2022 with the 18U ‘AAA’ Player of the Year Award.
He lit up opposing pitchers with the Red Deer CarStar Braves in the Baseball Alberta Elite League, and will be looking to continue his success with Colby Community College this spring.
Read More Gavin A Blast
If one thing is for certain, 2023 will not be short on things for baseball fans in Alberta to talk about.
2022 certainly set the bar high with fantastic individual and team performances, great community-building opportunities and a return to “normal” of sorts after what was an unprecedented couple of years around the world.
Once again, we take a look at the top five storylines we will be watching heading into the new year.
Read More Five Storylines We’re Watching in 2023