University of Calgary had 45 players turnout for their college program. Last year they had 24; congrats to Coach Freeborn and his staff for turning things around.
Edmonton's South Jasper Place Association grew from 345 registrations three years ago, to 512 this past Spring! Congrats to the executive of South Jasper Place!
Calgary Babe Ruth has 3 teams involved in Fall baseball three years ago. This year they have 7; congrats to Miki KAWAHARA and the other Babe Ruth coaches.
Amateur Baseball has seen a great increase in baseball participants in AB over the last couple years:
Fort McMurray had an increase in participation numbers by 31% this past year.
Airdrie went up 22% last year in registrations.
Vermillion has increased from just under 100, to over 250 in the past 5 years.
Babe Ruth Calgary added a single A and double A team this past season.
Southern Alberta High School Baseball League added two new high school teams this past year.
High Prairie did not have a minor baseball program four years ago, today they have over 100 kids playing.
The number of girls playing baseball has increased dramatically throughout the province.
Bonnyville, in 2015 had participation of 211 youth players, but 2018----318 youth participants
Chestemere, in 2015, had 230 youth participants, but in 2018----405 youth participants
Lethbridge Little League, in 2014, had 493 registrations, but in 2018----626 youth participants
Taber Little League has doubled their teams in the following categories, in the LAST year----Major, Minor, Parent-Pitch
Calgary West Little League had 695 players in 2015, but in 2018 it has 1060 participants.
Red Deer Minor Baseball had 323 participants, in 2013, but in 2018 it has 989 youth baseball participants.
Beaumont had 240 baseball registrants in 2014, and in 2018, they had 420.
Vauxhall Little League went from 59 participants in 2017, to 80 in 2018.
St. Albert Minor Baseball went from up to 934 baseball players, that is an increase of 90 from 2017 numbers.
Although Strathmore did not increase this past year, they enjoy an increase of 23% in 2017.
In 2015, Calgary Fish Creek had 980 players and in 2018 they had 1150 registrants. Wow...15% in 3 years!
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