Little Red Machine

Nothing really scared Alejo Lopez when he first arrived in Canada in 2012.

Not the new surroundings. Not learning a new language. Not the different expectations on the field.

Well, nothing except lacing up his skates for a trip around the outdoor rink.

A decade removed from his time with Dawgs Academy, the Cincinnati Reds prospect fondly remembers his roots in Alberta.

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Relaying It Home

Making the transition from high school to college can be tough on any teenager.

Deciding to transfer to another college just a few months into that transition can be even tougher.

Dawgs Academy grad Alejandro Cazorla-Granados isn’t phased at packing his bags again, finding himself a new home as he chases his baseball dreams.

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Great Dane

2021 didn’t start off exactly as Dane Tofteland had expected, but it ended better than he could have hoped.

After being released from Quebec in the Frontier League, the Grande Prairie native was an All-Star and finished second in voting for MVP in the Intercounty League.

He’s hoping that success will give him a chance to keep chasing his baseball dream.

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The Consummate Pro

“What’s your ‘why?’”

It’s a very philosophical question from Jordan Procyshen, who admits his answer has changed on an almost-yearly basis since he started his professional baseball journey in 2014.

Fresh off what he calls a “rollercoaster” couple of years, the Calgary native is beaming as his latest answer is nearly ready to arrive – his wife, Lauren, is pregnant with their first child.

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To The Max

He wasn’t expecting the call.

But when St. Albert’s Max Hartman picked up his phone to hear Baseball Canada head coach Greg Hamilton’s voice, he was over the moon.

The outfielder took a moment to chat with us about representing Canada the 18U Friendship Series against the US and getting to do it with a few Dawgs Academy teammates.

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