Gavin A Blast

Few athletes have their names all over the Baseball Alberta awards like Gavin Galenza.

After winning honours in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Camrose product was back at it again in 2022 with the 18U ‘AAA’ Player of the Year Award.

He lit up opposing pitchers with the Red Deer CarStar Braves in the Baseball Alberta Elite League, and will be looking to continue his success with Colby Community College this spring.

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1 Thru 9: St. Joseph Baseball Academy

Opening day took on new meaning for some central Alberta students during this school year. That’s because newly opened St. Joseph High School in Red Deer began accepting baseball and softball academy students for the first time last fall.

It was a welcome addition to the school and the community for Jason Chatwood, who is the lead instructor of the academy. 

Chatwood made time for Alberta Dugout Stories recently to discuss the freshly-minted program, as part of our “1 Thru 9” series focusing on Alberta baseball academies.

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1 Thru 9: Mike Ozga

Think of it as a “Getting To Know..” feature, baseball-style.

“1 Thru 9” is a look at some rapid-fire questions and answers with Alberta products playing in the Western Major Baseball League.

We start with Edmonton Prospects infielder Mike Ozga.

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