It has been nearly 15 years since Central Alberta said “goodbye” to the Red Deer Generals.
Many questions have lingered over the years as to whether college-level baseball would ever return.
Those same fans now have their answer, as they will be saying “hello” to a Western Canadian Baseball League team in Sylvan Lake in 2021.
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The air has been cleared over the direction of the Brooks Bombers.
After months of speculation and rumours, the Western Canadian Baseball League approved the sale of the team to the community.
With the new structure in place, team president and Brooks Regional Ballpark Association chairperson Jason Thomasen says the real work is now underway to put a quality product on and off the field.
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Despite a summer that pretty much didn’t happen weather-wise, the Western Canadian Baseball League is touting it as a success.
Now all eyes are on the future, starting with a 2020 season that will feature two fewer teams.
As league president Kevin Kvame told us, 2021 will also be a season of change with expansion coming to Alberta.
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The Western Canadian Baseball League recently announced their 2019 award winners and all-star teams.
Here’s a look at the people who were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the 12-team WCBL, which calls Alberta and Saskatchewan home.
Read More 2019 WCBL Award Winners
“You win it.”
Visitors to Seaman Stadium may have become familiar with this phrase over the last two summers. Those seated close enough to the home dugout could hear Mitch Schmidt, the head coach of the Okotoks Dawgs, bark this motto to his charges dozens of times each game.
The spirited slogan was often used as encouragement to achieve a seemingly small task – you win an at bat, you win by stealing a bag on the base paths, you win by getting a bunt down, you win by inducing a ground ball, you win by punching through a third strike, you win by making a routine defensive play in the field.
After piling up all those little victories over the course of the 2019 Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) season, the Dawgs claimed the Harry Hallis Memorial Trophy with an 8-6 victory over the Regina Red Sox on Aug. 16th and will enter next year as the defending champions.
Read More Let the Big Dawg Eat