First baseman McCoy Pearce is doing his part to put the “Bomb” in “Bombers” this season.
Making his way to Brooks by way of Kamloops, Kelowna and – more recently – McPherson College in Kansas, the 6-foot-3 batsman has been a consistent performer at the plate through 22 Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) games, leading the team in runs batted in (RBI) with 24, runs (18), hits (35), and home runs (6).
Pearce was recruited to Brooks by Kyle MacKinnon – the head coach for the Bombers and the hitting coach for the McPherson College Bulldogs – along with several of his college teammates.
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Southern Alberta’s love affair with baseball hit a fever pitch in the 1970’s.
After years of our own circuits and big league players barnstorming through, relationships were built to bring affiliated baseball to the masses.
In the first of our three-part look at the Pioneer League’s days in Alberta, we profile the lead-up to the first game at home for the Lethbridge Expos.
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No matter where he pitches – or how he’s throwing – you can always count on Taran Oulton to log a lot of innings.
The Calgary-born lefty, who trained at Prospects Academy in St. Albert, recently wrapped up his senior year at William Woods University (WWU), where he set a new school record for complete games in a season.
Since returning to the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) for yet another summer season, Oulton has remained busy.
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Will Hollis is picking up right where he left off.
After a great 2018 campaign, the Texas-born product’s bat has been on fire, doubling his home run production from 2018 in just 13 games.
We caught up with the Okotoks Dawgs outfielder for another edition of 7th Inning Stretch.
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With three seasons in the books, no postseason baseball to speak of, and a potential audience that appears to be finding better ways to spend their evenings than at Elks Field, the Brooks Bombers need a boost this summer.
Last season, the team had Riley MacDonald to entertain the locals. The catcher put the “bomb” in Bombers by smashing 20 home runs and establishing a new Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) record for long balls in a single season.
Despite the hitting display from MacDonald, the Bombers finished the year with a 13-35 record. That put them in last place in the Western Division for a third straight year. Brooks has never won more than 15 games in a season.
So, what can be expected of the team this season?
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