Nathan Nukes

When the players, coaches and assorted baseball observers assembled for scout day at the Canadian Futures Showcase, Nathan Flewelling hit perhaps the longest home run of the outing.

It was a hard-struck ball that smacked off the face of Schneider’s Porch in the 200 level of Rogers Centre.

That was just the beginning of Flewelling’s long-ball exploits this week in Toronto.

Selected for Saturday’s Home Run Derby, the Innisfail, Alberta native cracked 11 total dingers over two rounds to secure the event’s championship belt.

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Ballpark Blitz

Alberta baseball fans packed the park during the summer of 2023, smashing attendance records along the way.

Ballpark Digest has the receipts, which show the Okotoks Dawgs having the third-highest attendance across all summer collegiate leagues and teams.

We take a look at all the numbers and how each Alberta market fared.

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2023 WCBL Postseason Preview

The sprint marathon that is the Western Canadian Baseball League regular season has come to an end and now the games really matter.

We take a look at all four first-round playoff matchups from around the league and some of the “best of show” performances from each of the teams.

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Hammerin’ Hank Shines in Derby Delight

It was a long-ball competition that truly knocked it out of the park.

The 2023 edition of the Western Canadian Baseball League Home Run Derby featured a competitive field of participants, a special scene between father and son, and that key ingredient of plenty of dingers.

With the help of his dad, Hank Dodson of the Sylvan Lake Gulls was crowned the champion.

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Grant Approved

Logan Grant admits he’s not the best cook, so getting to play close to home for the first time in a few years has been a nice treat.

After seasons with the Sylvan Lake Gulls and Swift Current 57s, the Dawgs Academy product is playing for the Okotoks Dawgs this summer.

And he’s relishing in the opportunity with an All-Star performance so far.

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1 Thru 9: Matty Fung

Matty Fung admits the rivalry between his Sylvan Lake Gulls and the Okotoks Dawgs is only heating up.

We chat with the Foster City, California product after his hot start to the season for the latest “1 Thru 9.”

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Boudreau So Good

It’s not easy to excel in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I.

Seventy-five of the league’s hitters finished the season with a batting average of .400 or higher, a stat that makes the year Tyler Boudreau had on the mound even more impressive.

Canadian Baseball Network’s Trevor Fitzpatrick has more on the Sylvan Lake Gulls hurler.

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