As Eric Machej lined up at shortstop Friday at the Canadian Futures Showcase, there was a little more fanfare in the building than there had been throughout the week at Rogers Centre.
Jose Bautista was in Machej’s Team New Blue’s dugout.
The 18-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product went about his business by smacking an RBI double.
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He’s the youngest player at the Canadian Futures Showcase.
Calgary product and Dawgs Academy prospect Colton Ullyett-French is part of the Class of 2027.
As Trevor Fitzpatrick reports, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound utilityman is hoping to make his presence felt.
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One of the younger players from Alberta who attended the recent Tournament 12 (T12) in Toronto was Max Hartman.
The 15-year-old roamed the outfield at Rogers Centre for Team Navy during the showcase event, which was hosted by Blue Jays Baseball Academy and took place from Sept. 17-21.
We spoke with the Dawgs Academy product before and after the T12 to find out more about him and what it was like to be selected as one of Canada’s top 150 baseball prospects.
He answered the following seven questions for us for our 7th Inning Stretch profile.
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Tournament 12 (T12) – a national showcase tournament featuring some of Canada’s best baseball prospects – is fast approaching and the annual event once again includes a number of players from Alberta.
We are bringing back our popular 7th Inning Stretch series – which poses seven questions to our profile subjects – to spotlight some of the Alberta athletes who are taking part in T12 this year.
We get started with 15-year-old pitcher Conor Pote, who is a student of the Dawgs Academy program in Okotoks.
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A thrill of a lifetime for many aspiring baseball players in our province with the annual Blue Jays Academy Super Camp powered by Honda.
George Bell, J.P. Arencibia, Homer Bush and Ricky Romero showed players in St. Albert and Okotoks a few tricks of the trade over the last four days.
We were invited onto the field to snap a few photos of the festivities.
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