The Prairie Baseball Academy (PBA) in Lethbridge celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and the school is marking the occasion with the introduction of its own Hall of Fame.
The first class honours a half dozen PBA pioneers, including coach Blair Kubicek; the late Keith Jorgensen; former president Rick Paskal; founder Doug Jones; major donor Larry Nolan; and Dustin Molleken, the first PBA player to pitch in Major League Baseball.
We caught up with Kubicek – or “Kubie” as he’s affectionately known by his players and colleagues – to discuss his lengthy history with the academy, which dates back to 1995.
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It is every baseball player’s dream.
Stepping into the batter’s box in the bottom of the final inning and a chance to win it all with one swing of the bat.
Camrose baseball product Dylan Borman provided his own heroics for the University of Arkansas at Monticello earlier this spring and talked to Alberta Dugout Stories about it.
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The announcement took more than a few people by surprise.
After three games with the New Hampshire Fishercats this spring, it was announced Andrew Case was retiring.
As we found out, the former Prospects Academy and Prairie Baseball Academy product made a lasting impression here in Alberta.
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Escaping the Great White North for the sunny south of Florida, Grande Prairie’s Lars Davis is making a name for himself once again.
Once a highly-touted Canadian baseball prospect and taken in the third round by Colorado, Davis is hoping to help Florida State repeat as College World Series champions in his third season as volunteer assistant coach.
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Lethbridge’s Tanner Jesson-Dalton went from being a sports-obsessed kid to owning his own business to getting back into the game he loves. And as he racks up the saves at Sacramento State, the 21-year-old reflects on his journey through baseball and business.
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