Twenty years after joining the Western Canadian Baseball League, the Medicine Hat Mavericks and Okotoks Dawgs are creating a long-lasting legacy …Read More Alberta Advantage
It was a beautiful and historic weekend in Alberta.
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) returned to action for the first time since August of 2019.
The comeback was significant for many reasons, some baseball related and some not.
Check out some of the images we captured from a full weekend of baseball …Read More WCBL Opening Weekend: Photo Gallery
Watching Calgary’s Mike Soroka succeed at the Major League Baseball level is somewhat bittersweet for Greg Morrison.
The Medicine Hat Mavericks owner and general manager might find himself asking “what if” when he thinks back on the summer of 2015.
Morrison had managed to convince Soroka to play for the Mavericks that summer, but it wasn’t meant to be as he was drafted in the first round of that summer’s MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
And the rest, as they say, is history.Read More Close But No Soroka
You could call it glove at first sight.
Western Canadian baseball fans may not have realized it at the time, but they were watching the best defensive shortstop since Ozzie Smith take the field.
That summer of 2009, a scrawny 19-year-old kid from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao made his way to the city of 15,000 people in Saskatchewan to suit up for the Yorkton Cardinals at Jubilee Park.
Majestic moonshots were not his calling card, and if you skipped batting practice you could still witness something special from Andrelton Simmons.Read More Short Stop in Saskatchewan
Reed Odland made the most of his opportunities in the Medicine Hat Mavericks lineup this season.
As back-up to all-star Colton Wright, Odland put up solid numbers for the deep Mavs squad.
The 18-year-old recently answered the call for 1 Thru 9.Read More 1 Thru 9: Reed Odland
The rivalry between the Edmonton Prospects and Okotoks Dawgs once again hit a fever pitch in the playoffs.
The Prospects have taken full advantage of the “underdog” tag and one player happy to indulge on social media was Mat Brisson.
The right-hander sat down earlier this season to dish on everything for “1 Thru 9.”Read More 1 Thru 9: Mat Brisson
It’s been quite the journey for Okotoks Dawgs’ outfielder Danny Donnelly.
Donnelly – who played 32 games for the Dawgs this season, recording two home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs over 61 regular season at bats – grew up in Okotoks. He patrolled the berm in left field as a fan, along with his father Pat, while his mother Marlene served as the Dawgs’ academic advisor.
He would later hustle around the infield as a bat boy for his beloved hometown team and join the Dawgs Academy.
He recently made time for our “1 Thru 9” series and here’s what the right-handed batter had to say.Read More 1 Thru 9: Danny Donnelly
It’s safe to say that Kaleb Warden – the first baseman for the Lethbridge Bulls – has made an impression on the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL).
During 46 games, the 6-foot-2 Texan finished the regular season at third in league batting average (.369), eighth in RBI (38), and sixth in runs (42). The man they call “The Warden” had such an impressive campaign that he was named the WMBL Rookie of the Year and a first-team all star.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello product recently made time for us and our nine questions that make up our “1 Thru 9” series.Read More 1 Thru 9: Kaleb Warden
Baseball’s popularity across the world is rising. With players from all over the world getting an opportunity to play in the MLB, it comes as no surprise that some of that talent is finding its way to the Western Major Baseball League.
In particular, two Australians called Alberta their home for the summer. Edmonton’s Michael Gahan and Lethbridge’s Lachlan Mayo made names for themselves in different ways over the past couple of years in our province.Read More Aussies in Alberta
The Brooks Bombers had high expectations for Damian Rodriguez when he arrived from Laredo, TX this summer.
He’s proving everyone right with solid play and even a move in the batting order.
Rodriguez was the latest to answer the tough questions in our series “1 Thru 9.”Read More 1 Thru 9: Damian Rodriguez