The last time the Minnesota Twins signed a 6-foot-4 left-handed hitting slugger out of Western Canada it worked out pretty well.
You may have heard of Justin Morneau.
The Twins selected him in the third round of the 1999 MLB draft and he became a four-time All-Star, the 2006 American League MVP and a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
Nobody is expecting Nolan Machibroda to be Justin Morneau, but, like Morneau, the 23-year-old Saskatoon native is a first baseman with a powerful left-handed stroke and a burning ambition to play in the big leagues …
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It’s been a tough week for Western Canadian Baseball League hitters.
Reese Devlin and Travis Cole combined for a no-hitter with the Fort McMurray Giants, while Izaiah Ayala hurled a no-no for the Swift Current 57s.
Earlier this season, Ty Boudreau didn’t allow a hit with the Sylvan Lake Gulls.
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The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) season will mark the return of high-end summer collegiate competition to the province of Saskatchewan for the first time since 2019.
Needless to say, the East Division clubs – which will be joined by Alberta’s Medicine Hat Mavericks to form a five-team grouping – are excited to get back to the ballpark.
So, let’s take a look at what we can expect from each Saskatchewan-based team this summer …
Read More 2022 Season Preview: WCBL Saskatchewan Clubs
After years as a player with the University of Calgary Dinos, Cam Williams finally got to take to the field as the team’s coach this spring.
Always smiling, the 25-year-old is excited about the prospects of building up the program’s reputation.
He would also like to create some continuity in the program still aiming for its first Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference crown.
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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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