That back-to-school feeling can hit some people harder than others.
Classroom seating smacks several students with instant nostalgia, inspired by summer memories that fade faster than a farmer’s tan.
Pitchers who have completed their senior season of baseball, and chased that with a final tour on the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) circuit, suffer from phantom pain. They’re back at college or university to complete their education, but the baseball – at least the competitive version of it that they’re used to – has been amputated.
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No matter where he pitches – or how he’s throwing – you can always count on Taran Oulton to log a lot of innings.
The Calgary-born lefty, who trained at Prospects Academy in St. Albert, recently wrapped up his senior year at William Woods University (WWU), where he set a new school record for complete games in a season.
Since returning to the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) for yet another summer season, Oulton has remained busy.
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Regular season play for colleges and universities in the United States is winding down as baseball teams gear up for regional championship tournaments and the hope of a run to the World Series.
But Alberta Dugout Digest – a weekly look at exceptional players from our neck of the woods who have ventured south of the border – is still going strong.
We typically break things down by sorting pitching and batting leaders by statistical category, but this week we’re throwing a curveball your way.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 30th Edition
It’s time once again to check in on the best hitters and pitchers from our province who have traveled south to play college baseball in the United States.
In this edition of Alberta Dugout Digest, we explore the batters who excel at cranking out home runs, triples, and runs batted in (RBI), along with the leaders in slugging percentage and batting average.
We also examine the pitchers who have done the best job of preventing home runs, the strikeout leaders, the win collectors, the earned-run average (ERA) masters, and those hurlers who are great at keeping hits to a minimum.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 23rd Edition
The hits keep coming – along with the home runs, the strikeouts, the wins and the saves.
Welcome to the second edition of Alberta Dugout Digest.
This new feature appears every Tuesday during the collegiate baseball season in the United States and it examines some of Alberta’s top hitters and pitchers.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 16th Edition
We are excited to be adding a new weekly feature to our lineup.
Alberta Dugout Digest will run every Tuesday during the collegiate baseball season in the United States and it will shine a light on some of this province’s best hitters and pitchers.
Each week, we will explore the top five players in five pitching categories and five hitting categories.
Read More Alberta Dugout Digest – April 9th Edition
The Western Major Baseball League season is less than a week away and we’ve got you covered.
Here is our first Western Division team preview for the 2018 campaign, a look at the Edmonton Prospects.
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Alberta baseball fans may recognize left-handed pitcher Taran Oulton from his work on the mound for the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), but the 21-year-old has been a stabilizing force for the William Woods University (WWU) Owls this season.
The Owls – who play out of Fulton, Missouri in the American Midwest Conference – have an overall record of 21-11 on the year, including a 10-3 showing in the conference, good for second place.
For his part, Oulton has collected five wins over eight starts. The 6-foot tall junior has not pitched less than six innings during any one outing, and he has yet to yield more than two earned runs on game days. Over 55 innings, Oulton has struck out 50 batters while walking 15 hitters. He has also surrendered 56 hits, but just one of them for a home run
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