With two-way star Shohei Ohtani making headlines in the baseball world, he is proving to be an inspiration for others who want to hit and pitch.

Saskatchewan’s Tyler McWillie has been fantastic this season with the Sylvan Lake Gulls.

The Dawgs Academy grad joined us recently to answer six big questions for 3 UP, 3 DOWN!


The Green Light

It feels like we’ve been running the bases for a while now.

We’ve been caught in some rundowns, and have been desperate to stay safe for what feels like an eternity.

But with Alberta entering Phase 3 of its “Open For Summer” plan, Canada Day baseball provided a little more reason to celebrate as we rounded third and it felt like we made it home.

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WCBL Season Preview

The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) is all about the “Canadian” this summer.

With the 2021 WCBL season set to get going on June 18th in Sylvan Lake and Lethbridge, players from the Great White North will be on full display across Alberta. For the first time in the summer collegiate baseball circuit’s history, rosters of each of the five teams will be 100% Canadian.

With that in mind, let’s take a tour around the league, check out some of the players, and see what we can expect from each team during their 40 games of regular-season action.

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Northern Exposure

The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) has announced plans to soldier on with a 2021 season that will feature all-Canadian lineups for the first time in the summer collegiate circuit’s history.

Facing uncertainty over a number of COVID-19 pandemic issues – including health restrictions that will likely impact attendance and game-day activities, as well as unease about the timeline for the reopening of the Canada-U.S. border – the WCBL has made a number of significant changes for this year’s season.

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