Coming off of a Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) title win, Flynn Ridley set his sights on a summer season in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL).
When it came time for the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) pitcher to find a team to play for, another championship squad – the Medicine Hat Mavericks – seemed like a perfect fit.
In his first season in the WCBL, the right-handed reliever from Vancouver has delivered an effective campaign thus far. The 18-year-old has a 3-1 record, two saves, a 2.49 earned run average (ERA) and 17 strikeouts through 21.2 innings pitched.
We spoke with the 6-foot-4 mound manager as part of our 7th Inning Stretch series.
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One of the harsh realities of any baseball season is that players may not get a chance to finish the campaign and help their teammates when they need them most.
For pitchers at the Major League Baseball (MLB) level, they may have innings limits or be forced to sit out due to injury.
Such is the case for lefty hurler Jaden Griffin, who recently wrapped up his season with the Lethbridge Bulls. He is the subject of our most recent 7th Inning Stretch feature.
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They say that home is where the heart is.
As it turns out, Ontario’s Ashton Roy is feeling pretty good about his second home here in Alberta.
He moved here in 2015 and talks to us in our latest 7th Inning Stretch about the move, this province and the “Major League” character he channels in the clubhouse.
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First baseman McCoy Pearce is doing his part to put the “Bomb” in “Bombers” this season.
Making his way to Brooks by way of Kamloops, Kelowna and – more recently – McPherson College in Kansas, the 6-foot-3 batsman has been a consistent performer at the plate through 22 Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) games, leading the team in runs batted in (RBI) with 24, runs (18), hits (35), and home runs (6).
Pearce was recruited to Brooks by Kyle MacKinnon – the head coach for the Bombers and the hitting coach for the McPherson College Bulldogs – along with several of his college teammates.
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Will Hollis is picking up right where he left off.
After a great 2018 campaign, the Texas-born product’s bat has been on fire, doubling his home run production from 2018 in just 13 games.
We caught up with the Okotoks Dawgs outfielder for another edition of 7th Inning Stretch.
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