In the blink of an eye, Madison Willan has somehow turned into one of the veterans of Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team.
The multi-sport star was just getting her feet wet with the program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
But with a young core of players coming up, the team is leaning on the Edmonton product as it looks towards the World Cup in 2024.
Read More Triple Play
Alberta’s best was on full display in November as Baseball Alberta presented its annual awards.
The event was held in-person for the first time since 2019, and also featured the Baseball Canada awards.
We take a look back at some of the highlights from the festivities.
Read More Celebrating Baseball Alberta’s Best in 2022
Ashley Stephenson is used to breaking down barriers.
Prior to the pandemic, the long-time Women’s National Team member transitioned into coaching.
However, Stephenson maintains her role as mentor, ambassador and trailblazer as she hopes to keep building the women’s game in Canada and abroad.
Read More Smash Success
The Canadian baseball world is in shock following the death of Amanda Asay.
The Prince George, B.C. native passed away earlier this month following a skiing accident in Nelson.
We take a look back at her career and accomplishment, as well as get reaction from her Albertan teammates.
Read More Ace of Hearts
It will come as no surprise that the developments around COVID-19 will continue to dominate the sports headlines in the months ahead.
But assuming we can have a normal(ish) summer, what other storylines should we be watching?
We take out our crystal ball to look at the five stories that we expect will have local, provincial and national implications.
Read More Five Storylines We’re Watching in 2022
Heidi Northcott is no stranger to remaining calm in the storm.
On the baseball field, she held the fate of her team with every pitch she threw.
She has had to use that mindset during the COVID-19 pandemic as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Edmonton.
Read More Save Situation
He wasn’t expecting the call.
But when St. Albert’s Max Hartman picked up his phone to hear Baseball Canada head coach Greg Hamilton’s voice, he was over the moon.
The outfielder took a moment to chat with us about representing Canada the 18U Friendship Series against the US and getting to do it with a few Dawgs Academy teammates.
Read More To The Max
Many young athletes have dreams of representing Canada on the international stage.
For four young Albertans, they took one big step towards that goal recently during Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team Showcase.
They hope their performance was enough for them to get the call to the national team once an international event is once again organized.
Read More Fantastic Four
Damiano Palmegiani is back with a vengeance.
The Surrey, B.C. native was a highly-touted prospect coming out of Vauxhall Academy of baseball, being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018.
After a couple of years of struggles, the hard-hitting infielder has found his swing again with the College of Southern Nevada, which has many thinking he’s ready for the pros.
Read More Palm Before The Storm
The only drama that Soren Graversen wants to hear about from here on out is baseball-related, like coming up to bat in the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded in a tied game.
The 21-year junior at William Penn University has been a major offensive threat this spring and, more importantly, he’s having fun on the field again after dealing with drama earlier in his college career.
We chatted with him about that and more in a recent Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
Read More Soren’s Serenity