They say the early bird gets the worm.
And while most teenagers lament the idea of their alarm going off at 5 a.m., Jackson Sherren relishes in the opportunity to get up and go to “work” as he chases his baseball dreams.
The PEI product and Dawgs Academy prospect found that gratitude after a challenging few years dealing with two major injuries.
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Twenty years after joining the Western Canadian Baseball League, the Medicine Hat Mavericks and Okotoks Dawgs are creating a long-lasting legacy …
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Tucker Zdunich is all about “intent.”
Everything he does is with the intent of making himself a better baseball player, and that mindset is paying off for the High River native and Dawgs Academy alum.
After a stellar start to his college career with Colby Community College, Zdunich is continuing his torrid pace with Reinhardt University.
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Former Okotoks Dawgs swingman Andrew Kittredge has been added to the 2021 American League All-Star roster.
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The only drama that Soren Graversen wants to hear about from here on out is baseball-related, like coming up to bat in the bottom of the ninth with bases loaded in a tied game.
The 21-year junior at William Penn University has been a major offensive threat this spring and, more importantly, he’s having fun on the field again after dealing with drama earlier in his college career.
We chatted with him about that and more in a recent Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
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Over the last year, we have asked a simple question of our guests on Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
“What does the game of baseball mean to you?”
It has resulted in some of the most heartfelt, genuine answers, which we wanted to gather together in one place as we celebrate the game of baseball.
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There’s a difference between being a thrower and being a pitcher in baseball.
Dawgs Academy product Simon Lusignan admits he was more of a thrower when he arrived in Okotoks a couple of years ago.
But since then, he has improved dramatically, with a few opportunities to pitch on bigger stages.
2021 might be his year, as he is a highly-ranked Canadian prospect for the MLB Draft, while he is also committed to Stetson University.
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Bennett Freiter’s long drive home to see family is about to be cut in half.
The St. Andrews, Manitoba native has become accustomed to the 1,350 kilometre trek between home and Okotoks while he has been rounding the bases with Dawgs Academy.
Starting in the fall of 2021, the catcher will see his commute distance hacked to 519 kilometres as he continues his education and baseball journeys at North Dakota State University.
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Derek Palmiere stands out for more ways than one.
Not only has he been extremely adaptable on the baseball field for Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, but the lanky 6-foot-3 product is almost always smiling.
We caught up with him for a quick chat about recently signing his Letter of Intent with Williston State College.
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There’s a quiet confidence that exudes from Calgary’s Tyrese Johnson.
The long-time Dawgs Academy product wants to make an immediate impact with his new school, South Suburban College near Chicago.
We chatted with the young speedster about the decision to sign his letter of intent, what his summer has been like and more in this Q&A from Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
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