3 UP, 3 DOWN WITH BRANDON HUPE

He just wants to play.

Like many University of British Columbia (UBC) baseball players, Brandon Hupe saw competitive games wiped out over the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the Thunderbirds outfielder is now showing what he can do as a member of the Okotoks Dawgs Red team.

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3 UP, 3 DOWN WITH NOAH OR

Catcher Noah Or is like your favourite playlist right now … he’s offering up all the hits.

Through nine games in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), the Richmond, British Columbia native is leading the pack in batting average (.486), and on-base percentage (.568). His 15 runs, 17 hits and nine runs batted in (RBI) are also near the top of the leaderboard.

Get to know Or a bit better in our latest edition of THREE UP, THREE DOWN …

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1 Thru 9: Tony Olson

His favourite baseball memory was eliminating the Okotoks Dawgs from the 2017 Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) playoffs. During Game 5 of that first-round elimination game, Tony Olson led all batters with three hits and two runs batted in as the Edmonton Prospects emerged victorious in a 3-1 contest. 

Olson and his Edmonton teammates are once again looking to play spoiler as they face the Medicine Hat Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Division final tonight.

We caught up with the Sherwood Park, Alberta product in advance of tonight’s winner-take-all game at Athletic Park in Medicine Hat. Here’s what Olson said when he was presented with our “1 Thru 9” series of questions:

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