As Eric Machej lined up at shortstop Friday at the Canadian Futures Showcase, there was a little more fanfare in the building than there had been throughout the week at Rogers Centre.
Jose Bautista was in Machej’s Team New Blue’s dugout.
The 18-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product went about his business by smacking an RBI double.
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As Eric Hartman roams centre field at the Rogers Centre this week at the Canadian Futures Showcase, he’s continuing a family legacy started four years ago by his older brother Max.
The St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product is coming off helping the Okotoks Dawgs win their seventh WCBL championship, and is looking forward to joining his sibling at Washington State University in 2024.
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Every time Brady Kobitowich makes his way to the mound, he looks down at his wrist to remind him of what’s most important.
He then kisses the simple tattoo design of three lines, with each line representing his mother, grandmother and grandfather.
After a successful two years with Cloud County, he’s become a jack-of-all-trades with the Niagara University Purple Eagles.
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Michael Yusypchuk is already turning into one of the most-heralded young Alberta prospects heading into the 2024 MLB Draft.
The 16-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association product added to his legacy this summer by throwing a no-hitter during the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
He hopes to continue his dominance as he heads to Dawgs Academy and, eventually, Missouri State University.
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It is unbelievably hard to keep secrets from people so deeply entrenched in their communities.
So organizers in St. Albert and Calgary had their hands full in putting together surprise celebrations for two staples in their respective baseball communities.
And even a couple months later, both Kurtus Millar and Glen Hansen have a hard time finding the words to describe having facilities named in their honour.
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A thrill of a lifetime for many aspiring baseball players in our province with the annual Blue Jays Academy Super Camp powered by Honda.
George Bell, J.P. Arencibia, Homer Bush and Ricky Romero showed players in St. Albert and Okotoks a few tricks of the trade over the last four days.
We were invited onto the field to snap a few photos of the festivities.
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