“Does Alberta punch above its weight when it comes to baseball in Canada?”
It’s a question our Joe McFarland posed on social media recently after what should be considered another successful year in our province.
But are we doing enough to celebrate it?
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Alberta baseball fans packed the park during the summer of 2023, smashing attendance records along the way.
Ballpark Digest has the receipts, which show the Okotoks Dawgs having the third-highest attendance across all summer collegiate leagues and teams.
We take a look at all the numbers and how each Alberta market fared.
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The sprint marathon that is the Western Canadian Baseball League regular season has come to an end and now the games really matter.
We take a look at all four first-round playoff matchups from around the league and some of the “best of show” performances from each of the teams.
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In his last hurrah with the Lethbridge Bulls, corner infielder Torrin Vaselenak is pushing his game to new levels.
He’s already punched out a dozen homers during the 2023 WCBL season and recently suited up with the West Division’s All-Star team.
Vaselenak is the subject of this edition of “1 Thru 9” …
Read More 1 Thru 9: Torrin Vaselenak
The Okotoks Dawgs can take a bow.
After hosting two successful Western Canadian Baseball League All-Star Games in 2022 and 2023, could it be time for them to pass the torch?
Joe McFarland wades into the possible locations as well as ways to expand the game and festivities.
Read More OPINION: What’s next for the WCBL’s Mid-Summer Classic?
Javier De Alejandro wanted to provide more than just a solid performance for his team.
The Lethbridge Bulls starter went into the July 19 matchup with the Brooks Bombers wanting to do something special for his dad, Juan, who was celebrating his birthday.
He ended up putting together a no-hitter in a 7-0 win.
Read More A Near-Perfect Birthday Present
Kalem Haney has seen baseball at virtually every level in Lethbridge.
From Little League right through to the Western Canadian Baseball League’s Lethbridge Bulls, he’s also seen a championship and a season without the playoffs.
The Vauxhall Academy grad is the latest to be featured in our “1 Thru 9” series.
Read More 1 Thru 9: Kalem Haney
It would have been easy for Demitri Shakotko to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Instead of chasing the hockey dream, he went after baseball by heading to Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.
After a successful first season with Cloud County Community College, he hopes to suit up in the city his dad played junior hockey in with the Lethbridge Bulls.
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A look around the Western Canadian Baseball League’s Opening Week in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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Kyle Bloor first headed to Colby Community College thinking he would be trying to earn a spot as a catcher.
But with a log-jam behind the plate, the Lethbridge product tried his hand at pitching, and never looked back.
Now with Tennessee Wesleyan University, Bloor was named to the 2023 All-Appalachian Athletic Conference First Team.
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