The Okotoks Dawgs are looking for back-to-back championships in the Western Canada Baseball League.
The championship series gets underway Tuesday night at the recently announced award-winning Seaman Stadium.
The stadium was just named the 'Best Ballpark in Summer Collegiate Baseball' according to Ballpark Digest.
In a news release, founding and managing director of the Dawgs John Ircandia said he's thrilled with the announcement.
“The Dawgs are honored to have our home, Seaman Stadium, recognized as the Best Ballpark in Summer Collegiate Baseball. Seaman Stadium is a $20 Million facility that was built as a labor of love to offer talented youth and summer collegiate players on both sides of the border, facilities where they could hone their skills to the highest level. The Stadium is the centerpiece of an amateur showcase consisting of two college level stadiums, 3 youth fields and an Indoor Training Center, all set in an MLB Spring Training like setting. The support of our market communities in Okotoks, the Foothills and the greater Calgary area has been described by a national newspaper as a “grassroots phenomenon” and with fans now supporting our summer collegiate Dawgs to the tune of 4500 fans per game, that statement was never so true.”
Dawgs players and fans will be filling up the stadium tonight for game one in the best of three championship finals.
Game two is in Medicine Hat on Wednesday with game three, if necessary, scheduled for Thursday back at Seaman Stadium.
First pitch flies at 7:05 tonight.
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