1 Thru 9: Danny Donnelly

It’s been quite the journey for Okotoks Dawgs’ outfielder Danny Donnelly. 

Donnelly – who played 32 games for the Dawgs this season, recording two home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs over 61 regular season at bats – grew up in Okotoks. He patrolled the berm in left field as a fan, along with his father Pat, while his mother Marlene served as the Dawgs’ academic advisor. 

He would later hustle around the infield as a bat boy for his beloved hometown team and join the Dawgs Academy.

He recently made time for our “1 Thru 9” series and here’s what the right-handed batter had to say.

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Pain to Patience

“Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.” Calgary’s Nick Vickers is hoping there’s truth to that saying, as he continues his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery in October. The Dawgs Academy product is eyeing a return to Virginia Tech’s baseball program next fall, red-shirting this season as a junior. We chatted with the Dawgs southpaw during what turned out to be an emotional week on-campus.

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