Earned The ‘A’

He’s been chomping at the bit to get back onto the field for a game.

Prairie Baseball Academy head coach Todd Hubka’s competitive spirit was in full display in talking about the start of the Canadian College Baseball Conference season.

In a recent chat on ADS: The Podcast, we talked about this year’s team but also about Hubka’s storied career and legacy in baseball.

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Little House on the Prairie

The Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) in Lethbridge celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and the school is marking the occasion with the introduction of its own Hall of Fame.Β 

The first class honours a half dozen PBA pioneers, including coach Blair Kubicek; the late Keith Jorgensen; former president Rick Paskal; founder Doug Jones; major donor Larry Nolan; and Dustin Molleken, the first PBA player to pitch in Major League Baseball.

We caught up with Kubicek – or “Kubie” as he’s affectionately known by his players and colleagues – to discuss his lengthy history with the academy, which dates back to 1995.

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The Grande Gator

Escaping the Great White North for the sunny south of Florida, Grande Prairie’s Lars Davis is making a name for himself once again.

Once a highly-touted Canadian baseball prospect and taken in the third round by Colorado, Davis is hoping to help Florida State repeat as College World Series champions in his third season as volunteer assistant coach.

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