Baseball Day in Canada: Photo Gallery

The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) hosted a fun-filled celebration of baseball on Saturday, Aug. 14th at scenic Seaman Stadium in Okotoks.

Baseball Day in Canada featured a double-header between the Edmonton Prospects and Okotoks Dawgs Black during the final weekend of WCBL regular season action. The event included prize giveaways, mascot battles between Homer and Diggity, live broadcasts of both games, pre- and post-game analysis, and insightful interviews with Canadian baseball luminaries.

Here are some of the sights captured by Ian Wilson of Alberta Dugout Stories from what was a wonderful day at the ballpark:

Bats and gloves await Okotoks Dawgs Black players prior to batting practice at Seaman Stadium.
Dawgs Black players shag flies in front of the scoreboard at Seaman Stadium.
Okotoks hitters gather around the cage for batting practice.
Dawgs fielders wait for hitters to start BP ahead of their game against the Edmonton Prospects.
Coach Jeff Duda tosses pitches to Dawgs batters.
Prospects players share a laugh and stretch in front of Core 4 (+14) Corner at Seaman Stadium.
6-foot-5 pitcher Jordan Moffat threw five innings of no-hit baseball for the Prospects and was clutch in helping Edmonton secure a 5-2 win over Dawgs Black in Game 1 of the double-header.
Edmonton pitchers hang out in the bullpen area by Core 4 (+14) Corner.
Mascots Diggity and Homer do battle atop the Dawgs dugout as fans and players watch.
Prospects players share a laugh in front of the visitors dugout at Seaman Stadium.
Fans grab refreshments from the Grog & Grub concession stand at Core 4 (+14) Corner.
A look at the Baseball Day in Canada broadcast booth, which sat atop the stands behind home plate on the third base side of Seaman Stadium.
Edmonton’s mascot, Homer, entertains the crowd by the Prospects dugout.
Dawgs Black hitter Max Hartman takes a big hack as Edmonton catcher Ben Prediger looks on.
Baseball Day in Canada host Joe McFarland (far right) interviews Okotoks Dawgs Managing Director and Founder John Ircandia and Living Sky Sports & Entertainment Founder Alan Simpson – along with the rest of the WCBL panel – in the concourse of Seaman Stadium.
Players, coaches, umpires and fans stand for the Canadian national anthem ahead of Game 2 of the doubleheader.
The sun starts to dip past the left-field foul pole as fans watch Game 2 of the Edmonton Prospects and Okotoks Dawgs Black matchup from Core 4 (+14) Corner.
Prospects pitchers stir in the bullpen area of Seaman Stadium as young fans on the berm get an up-close look.
Dawgs Black held off a late charge from the Edmonton Prospects to win Game 2 of the doubleheader by a 7-6 score, earning a split in the two-game set. Dawgs Black clinched first place in the standings, while the Prospects secured a fourth place finish. The two teams will meet in the first round of the playoffs this week.
After the kids got their fill of running the bases following the game, the tarps came out to put a wrap on a glorious Baseball Day in Canada. Up next … WCBL Playoffs!

For more great images, check out another gallery from Alberta Dugout Stories here.