When the players, coaches and assorted baseball observers assembled for scout day at the Canadian Futures Showcase, Nathan Flewelling hit perhaps the longest home run of the outing.
It was a hard-struck ball that smacked off the face of Schneider’s Porch in the 200 level of Rogers Centre.
That was just the beginning of Flewelling’s long-ball exploits this week in Toronto.
Selected for Saturday’s Home Run Derby, the Innisfail, Alberta native cracked 11 total dingers over two rounds to secure the event’s championship belt.
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We captured some of the scenes from the 2023 WCBL All-Star Game & Home Run Derby in Okotoks.
Here’s what Ian Wilson saw through his lens at Seaman Stadium …
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It was a long-ball competition that truly knocked it out of the park.
The 2023 edition of the Western Canadian Baseball League Home Run Derby featured a competitive field of participants, a special scene between father and son, and that key ingredient of plenty of dingers.
With the help of his dad, Hank Dodson of the Sylvan Lake Gulls was crowned the champion.
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We size up the WCBL Home Run Derby competitors from the East and the West divisions …
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The Western Canadian Baseball League has unveiled the rosters for its upcoming All-Star Game.
A full slate of activities is planned for July 15 at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, including the game and a Home Run Derby.
We take a look at the participants.
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The last time the Minnesota Twins signed a 6-foot-4 left-handed hitting slugger out of Western Canada it worked out pretty well.
You may have heard of Justin Morneau.
The Twins selected him in the third round of the 1999 MLB draft and he became a four-time All-Star, the 2006 American League MVP and a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
Nobody is expecting Nolan Machibroda to be Justin Morneau, but, like Morneau, the 23-year-old Saskatoon native is a first baseman with a powerful left-handed stroke and a burning ambition to play in the big leagues …
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The Okotoks Dawgs and the WCBL have announced that the All-Star Game & Home Run Derby are returning to Seaman Stadium in 2023.
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We check out some of the sights from the 2022 WCBL All-Star Game at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks.
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It was an exciting back-and-forth WCBL All-Star Game that ended in walk-off fashion in extra innings.
More than 6,000 fans showed up to Seaman Stadium in Okotoks to take in the festivities, which included a Home Run Derby.
Kevin Glew of the Canadian Baseball Network has the details …
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We check in on the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Home Run Derby details, including the contest format and a look at the competitors.
Read More Dishing on Derby Details & All-Star Starting Lineups