Maple Matt

After his 2022 season was cut short by injury, Matt Lloyd had high expectations of himself heading into the year.

Despite being released by the Cincinnati Reds, the Okotoks Dawgs alum became an All-Star with the Sioux City Explorers.

He also represented Baseball Canada at the Pan Am Qualifiers in Argentina, and was named the Men’s National Team Most Valuable Player.

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Sun Devil’s in the Details

William Labonte still has a couple of years left in high school.

But the Montreal-born product has already made an impact everywhere he’s gone, including Dawgs Academy in Okotoks.

Reporter Zach Worden has more on the Arizona State University commit’s appearance at the Canadian Futures Showcase.

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Magic Machej

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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Hart of a Champion

As Eric Hartman roams centre field at the Rogers Centre this week at the Canadian Futures Showcase, he’s continuing a family legacy started four years ago by his older brother Max.

The St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product is coming off helping the Okotoks Dawgs win their seventh WCBL championship, and is looking forward to joining his sibling at Washington State University in 2024.

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Seaman Stadium Named Best Ballpark

John Ircandia and William Gardner admit that when Seaman Stadium was first being developed, they never thought it would expand to where it is today.

The home of the Okotoks Dawgs has become a well-known facility across North America, most recently recognized as the Best of the Ballparks – Summer Collegiate by Ballpark Digest.

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Forno Honours Father

Brody Forno is the product of a long-time supporter of the Okotoks Dawgs program.

As Canadian Baseball Network’s Bob Elliott reports, the young right-hander honoured his father, Pablo, during the WCBL All-Star Game in 2023.

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Nash Can Mash

WCBL Home Run Derby hopeful Nash Crowell is drawing comparisons to fellow Nova Scotian MLB star Matt Stairs.

Kevin Glew of the Canadian Baseball Network takes a look at the Okotoks Dawgs baseball basher …

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Grant Approved

Logan Grant admits he’s not the best cook, so getting to play close to home for the first time in a few years has been a nice treat.

After seasons with the Sylvan Lake Gulls and Swift Current 57s, the Dawgs Academy product is playing for the Okotoks Dawgs this summer.

And he’s relishing in the opportunity with an All-Star performance so far.

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