7th Inning Stretch: Matt Wilkinson

He was a star at the Little League World Series several years ago and an effective pitcher as one of the youngest players in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) this summer.

So, it’s not surprising that Matt Wilkinson has been selected to take part in the Tournament 12 (T12) annual showcase tournament, which is taking place at Rogers Centre in Toronto from Sept. 17-21.

We caught up with the Dawgs Academy pupil and asked him seven questions as part of our 7th Inning Stretch series.

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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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Getting the Call

They call it a “dream come true.” Four Alberta umpires have received letters to represent Canada at major Little League tournaments in the United States, including the Little League World Series.

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Little League, Big Stage

The Little League World Series, which brings together the world’s best 11- to 13-year-old baseball players, took place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from Aug. 17-27.

Calgarian Brad Johnston had the honour of being selected as one of the umpires for the event.

Alberta Dugout Stories caught up with Johnston mid-tournament to learn more about his experience at the LLWS.

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