WCBL GOES ALL-CANADIAN FOR THE 2021 SEASON
 
Big Fan and Big Friend Len Nunes wrote this great piece for us about yesterday's Big Announcement:
 
For the first time in Western Canadian Baseball League history, all players will be from Canada!...The league announced yesterday that the 2021 season will not feature all eleven of its member franchises. The Okotoks Dawgs (2 teams), Lethbridge Bulls, Sylvan Lake Gulls and Edmonton Prospects have committed teams consisting of Canadian talent. The Fort McMurray Giants and Medicine Hat Mavericks continue to discuss the options available to them and will decide in the coming weeks whether they will play this season or not. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Restrictions, testing costs, border issues and the uncertainty of this time, the Swift Current 57’s, Regina Red Sox, Weyburn Beavers, Moose Jaw Miller Express and Brooks Bombers have regrettably made the difficult and heartbreaking decision to wait until 2022 to return to the field.…
WCBL President Kevin Kvame also noted that the decisions have been made in the best interests of players, coaches, staff, officials and fans. He adds the teams are eager to bring baseball back to each community as quickly and safely as possible, with government and health authority consent, as baseball is a part of the fabric of our communities and it’s vital to provide a safe outlet for our world-class athletes...
The excerpts above are from the Western Canadian Baseball League announcement made March 25th in regards to the upcoming 2021 season. A "return to play" plan to be approved by Alberta Health Services is in the works. As information becomes more concrete, communications will be sent out to Prospects fans through social media channels and the team website.
The current Edmonton Prospects roster has seven Canadians listed. Four of those Canadians will be returnees to our Club.
• RP Scott Gillespie, 15 games played (GP), 16 1/3 innings played, 5.51 ERA, 13 Walks (W), 13 strikeouts (K)
• RP Jesse Poniewozik, 10GP, 25 1/3 IP, 1.77 ERA, 7 W, 17 K
• RP Haden Dow, 9 GP, 9 1/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 7 W, 9 K
• IF Brendan Luther .281 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 8 SB
Everyone in the Prospects office and the league offices are working hard to bring you baseball this summer. The Edmonton Prospects hope to see you at some of the many games to be played in the Edmonton area this summer. Our revised game schedule will be posted on our website as soon as it is possible to finalize it.

CRACKER CAT JERSEYS HIT THE MARKET!

Back in 2012 when the Edmonton Prospects started using Telus Field (now Re/Max Field) as their home venue, they had an opportunity to purchase the last of the Cracker Cats jerseys.  As the years go by, these jerseys can now quite possibly be referred to as "vintage".  They were once worn by Northern League Greats such as Stubby Clapp or possibly Scott Richmond who both played in the Majors.  If you have a baseball fan or a jersey collector on your holiday list, we have the perfect place for you to shop!  Not only can you pick up vintage Cracker Cat Jerseys, you can also search through the great Edmonton Prospects Gear choices too.  

THESE JERSEYS CAN NOW BE PURCHASED ONLINE:

CLICK HERE (or go to our main website at www.prospectsbaseballclub.com and hit "SHOP")

Gold Sports Launches Website for Spruce Grove Metro Ballpark

Edmonton, Alberta: Gold Sports and Entertainment Group Corp today announced that it has launched a new website to promote its proposed new ballpark in Spruce Grove, Alberta.  This website can be found at www.sprucegrovemetroballpark.com

“While we have begun the process of procuring an Official Naming Rights Sponsor for the Ballpark we have chosen in the interim to call the ballpark the Spruce Grove Metro Ballpark, in honor of both Spruce Grove and the concept of a Regional Metro Edmonton Ballpark being built only 8 minutes off the Anthony Henday west of the City of Edmonton ” says Patrick Cassidy, President at Gold Sports.

“While the ballpark will be primarily the home of the Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club of the Western Canadian Baseball League plans are to bring in concerts, festivals and other sport and entertainment events.