When East Meets West

We spent a lot of time examining the Alberta teams of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) with 2019 season previews for each club. But the six Alberta squads only make up the Western Division of the league. There are another six teams competing in the Eastern Division of the WCBL – all of them from Saskatchewan. 

Here’s a quick look at each Saskatchewan-based team in the WCBL …

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1 Thru 9: Brodie Stairs

The Weyburn Beavers are off to a torrid start to the 2018 season.

One of the key pieces is reliever Brodie Stairs. The Calgary product has been a part of the club since their last regular season division title in 2015.

We chatted with the right-hander for the latest “1 Thru 9.”

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If a Record Falls at Foothills Stadium …

It was an underappreciated moment for an underappreciated ball player, who was playing in an antiquated ballpark. 

But when Cam Williams went 4-for-4 on April 27th against the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack, it was also a record-setting day for the 21-year-old third baseman. 

Playing in relative obscurity for the University of Calgary Dinos of the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) – a six-team league featuring post-secondary student athletes from Alberta and British Columbia – Williams was well aware of the record he was chasing.

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