7th Inning Stretch: Ashton Roy

They say that home is where the heart is.

As it turns out, Ontario’s Ashton Roy is feeling pretty good about his second home here in Alberta.

He moved here in 2015 and talks to us in our latest 7th Inning Stretch about the move, this province and the “Major League” character he channels in the clubhouse.

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Lethbridge Bulls Season Preview

Thanks to the Medicine Hat Mavericks, the Lethbridge Bulls were seeing red at the end of the 2018 season.

That red came courtesy of the rose-coloured caps and uniforms of Medicine Hat, who eliminated Lethbridge 3-1 in a five-game playoff series that saw the Mavs outscore the Bulls by 18 runs over four games. 

Despite the frustrating finish, there were plenty of bright spots in the Lethbridge lineup.

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1 Thru 9: Prairie Baseball Academy

One of the longest tenured baseball schools in Alberta is in Lethbridge, where the Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) teaches student athletes about the sport and about life.

The team name at PBA is the Dawgs, but you’ll also find some bulls in the pack. That’s because several members of the coaching staff at the academy have played and coached for the Lethbridge Bulls of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL). And if you check the Bulls roster each summer, you’re sure to find some PBA players on the squad.

You can count Ryan MacDonald among those who have close ties to both the Bulls and the Dawgs. Now in his 10th year of coaching at PBA, the Nova Scotian played five years for the Bulls and coached the Lethbridge team to their first WCBL title in 2015.

MacDonald made some time for Alberta Dugout Stories¬†so we could learn a bit more about PBA and the school’s approach to baseball tutelage.

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Trip Down LLWS Memory Lane

It has been 17 years since an Alberta team represented Canada at the Little League World Series.

The Calgary West squad was the first since 1977 to take Canada to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

As everyone watched this year’s edition, we caught up with two members of that squad to reminisce about that tournament.

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Lethbridge Bulls 2018 Season Preview

The Lethbridge Bulls believe they underachieved in 2017. After bowing out in the first round of the WMBL playoffs, they were bound and determined to fix it all in 2018.

We continue our special preview series of Alberta’s WMBL teams, we dive into what the year has in store for the Bulls, which starts with a massive renovation of their home, Spitz Stadium.

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