Efforts to grow the girls and women’s game in Alberta have been renewed with the creation of the new Alberta Girls Baseball League.
The three-team pilot season will begin this summer, with the hope of having girls playing with and against more girls.
And if Barb Northcott has her way, more teams will be lined up to play in 2024 and beyond.
Read More Girls Got Game
In the blink of an eye, Madison Willan has somehow turned into one of the veterans of Baseball Canada’s Women’s National Team.
The multi-sport star was just getting her feet wet with the program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
But with a young core of players coming up, the team is leaning on the Edmonton product as it looks towards the World Cup in 2024.
Read More Triple Play
The Canadian baseball world is in shock following the death of Amanda Asay.
The Prince George, B.C. native passed away earlier this month following a skiing accident in Nelson.
We take a look back at her career and accomplishment, as well as get reaction from her Albertan teammates.
Read More Ace of Hearts
They all say it took them by surprise and that it was also an honour.
Baseball Canada quietly unveiled its four major award winners recently and three of them went to Alberta products.
We chatted with Kelsey Lalor, Ellie Jespersen and Nicole Luchanski about what it meant to them to be recognized for their contributions to the game.
Read More Three’s Company
There is no shortage of topics of discussion for baseball officials heading into 2020.
The game’s growth has been front and centre as we see more talent make their way to higher levels, but enrollment, training and coaching will also be on their radar.
We chatted with Baseball Alberta’s Darren Dekinder recently for his analysis of 2019 and what’s to come in the new year.
Read More State of Alberta’s Game 2019
‘Tis the season for year-end and decade-end lists.
We decided to put a different spin on those lists with a roster of Alberta’s baseball talent to suit up between 2010 and 2019.
From an MLB phenom to college stars to women’s national team stalwarts, take a look at who we think deserves recognition for their performances.
Read More Alberta’s All-Decade Squad
You can’t spell “baseball” without “A … L … B … E …” … well, you get the picture.
Baseball Canada’s 2019 Women’s Invitational Championships – which pitted rivals from four provinces and a national prospects team against one another – have come and gone from Okotoks and Alberta turned in another impressive performance.
In addition to capturing their second straight bronze medal finish at the event, Alberta saw eight players chosen to participate in the national team’s three-day selection camp that followed the July 4-8 tournament at Tourmaline Field and Seaman Stadium. Of those eight players, five earned spots on this year’s Women’s National Team, including Spruce Grove sisters Carrie and Ellie Jespersen, Red Deer’s Kelsey Lalor, Edmontonian Madison Willan, and Kaitlyn Ross of Redcliff.
Read More Making An Impact
She admits it’s been on her mind for a while.
But just days before her 29th birthday, Nicole Luchanski announced her retirement.
The Baseball Canada Women’s National Team star and Edmonton native is now ready for the next chapter of her life.
Read More The Legend of Luch
It’s hard to imagine calling Kelsey Lalor a “veteran.” She is only 20, after all.
Yet, her resume is an impressive one, including being named to the All World Team after this summer’s Women’s Baseball World Cup.
The Red Deer native finished off the year by being named the top women’s player in Alberta.
Read More Act of Lalor
Madison Willan’s multi-sport star continues to rise.
At just 17, she has won the Esso Cup twice with the St. Albert Slash.
And in the summer, she’s turned her attention to baseball, where she’s been gaining national attention ahead of the Women’s World Cup in Florida.
Read More Madison and the Multi-Sport Dream