The Bull-Dawg

There’s a quiet confidence that exudes from Calgary’s Tyrese Johnson.

The long-time Dawgs Academy product wants to make an immediate impact with his new school, South Suburban College near Chicago.

We chatted with the young speedster about the decision to sign his letter of intent, what his summer has been like and more in this Q&A from Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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7th Inning Stretch: Tyrese Johnson

Tyrese Johnson literally came out of left field at this year’s Tournament 12 (T12), but his performance shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. 

The outfielder, an Okotoks Dawgs Academy player, attended T12 last year and admitted that nerves got the better of him, but he went to Toronto more mentally prepared this time around. 

The experience paid off. The Calgarian received “Player of the Game” honours on day three of the showcase tournament, which took place at Rogers Centre from Sept. 17-21. The annual event shines a spotlight on 150 of the best Canadian baseball players between the ages of 14 and 19 years old.  

Johnson made time for our 7th Inning Stretch series before he left for Ontario.

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