It hasn’t been an easy road in life for Willy Diaz.
Moving to Edmonton from the Dominican Republic with his mother in search for a better life, there were no guarantees that he would find a career in baseball.
But after suiting up with Prairie Baseball Academy and garnering the attention of the right people, the young infielder has his sights set on the pros after signing with the Minnesota Twins.
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Edmonton baseball fans have long hoped for a return of the Trappers to RE/MAX Field and now they finally have it.
No, not those Trappers – not the Triple-A team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) that served as a stepping stone for aspiring major leaguers from 1981 through 2004.
The Edmonton Collegiate Trappers, an expansion franchise in the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC), are making their league debut this season and head coach Ethan Elias couldn’t be more excited about bringing a new form of spring baseball to the provincial capital.
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It started with just a slight blurring of his vision. But by the age of 12, Myles Creran was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
That prognosis didn’t stop him and now the University of Calgary Dinos utility-man is sharing his story in hopes of proving positivity and activity can help someone else.
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