2020 ADS All-College Team

“Unparalleled” is a word used far too often when describing 2020.

But when you look at some of the performances being put together by Alberta’s baseball products at US colleges, the year was actually setting up to be one of the best.

We take a look back at some of those highlights by naming an All-Alberta team for 2020.

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The Book on Jonah

Jonah Arseneau has been able to one-up his fellow Alberta baseball products.

In November, the Calgary Bucks pitcher and outfielder announced his commitment to Minot State University.

While many others have done the same in 2020, Arseneau also announced he would be playing for New Zealand’s 18U National Team as they try to get into the 2021 WBSC World Championships in Florida.

We talked about that and much more with Arseneau in a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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DeLand of Opportunity

There’s a difference between being a thrower and being a pitcher in baseball.

Dawgs Academy product Simon Lusignan admits he was more of a thrower when he arrived in Okotoks a couple of years ago.

But since then, he has improved dramatically, with a few opportunities to pitch on bigger stages.

2021 might be his year, as he is a highly-ranked Canadian prospect for the MLB Draft, while he is also committed to Stetson University.

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Hill of Tara

“I really still feel that baseball is just such a huge part of my heart and my life.”

Fort Saskatchewan’s Tara Sliwkanich might not be playing baseball right now, but she still feels it has shaped who she is.

The former Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada star pitcher joined us in a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast to talk about her days of playing and the lessons she has taken to her new career.

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Three’s Company

They all say it took them by surprise and that it was also an honour.

Baseball Canada quietly unveiled its four major award winners recently and three of them went to Alberta products.

We chatted with Kelsey Lalor, Ellie Jespersen and Nicole Luchanski about what it meant to them to be recognized for their contributions to the game.

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