Diamond Sports Named Official Baseball Supplier of WCBL
Official Press Release
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) and Diamond Sports have reached a deal that will see the baseball equipment manufacturer provide baseballs to the league over the next two years.
“The WCBL is excited to announce that we’ve entered into a two-year agreement with Diamond Sports for the 2024 and 2025 seasons,” said Kevin Kvame, the President of the Western Canadian Baseball League.
The new official baseball of the WCBL is the D1-CL LS model, which Diamond Sports describes as “the ultimate baseball.” It has a cushioned cork centre, white virgin wool winding, an “ultra-premium” full-grain leather cover and a low seam.
“We have tested the Diamond ball extensively and feel very satisfied with the quality of the ball. Jake Gordon and everyone at Diamond Sports have been first class and we look forward to working with them,” added Kvame.
Jake Gordon, the Vice-President of Marketing and Compliance for Diamond Sports, was also enthusiastic about the deal with the WCBL.
“Diamond is thrilled to announce our partnership as the Official Baseball of the WCBL. We couldn’t be happier to team up with one of the biggest and longest standing leagues in Canada,” said Gordon.
“Considering the top-notch quality of our baseball and the exceptional standard set by the WCBL, the partnership was a very natural fit,” continued Gordon.
ABOUT THE WCBL
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) is Canada’s premier summer collegiate league, featuring a dozen teams from all major markets in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 2024, the wood-bat league will welcome back the Edmonton Prospects as well as a new expansion franchise, the Saskatoon Berries. The Okotoks Dawgs are the defending WCBL champions, coming off back-to-back titles in 2022 and 2023.
The WCBL experienced record-breaking attendance in 2023, with 305,425 fans attending 275 regular-season games and another 40,370 spectators showing up to 16 postseason contests. Half of the league’s teams ranked in the Top 100 for summer collegiate attendance this year, according to Ballpark Digest. Seaman Stadium, the home of the Okotoks Dawgs, was also voted the best ballpark in summer collegiate baseball in 2023.
WCBL rosters include elite college players from across North America and league alumni have gone on to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) and in other professional baseball leagues.
ABOUT DIAMOND SPORTS
Diamond Sports has been in the baseball industry for over forty-five years, manufacturing and distributing a variety of high-quality baseball products, including baseballs, softballs, buckets, equipment bags, training equipment and more.
The California-based company has partnered with many great organizations over the years, including the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), American Legion Baseball, National Baseball Congress, National Amateur Baseball Federation, American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF), PHIT America, National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Diamond Sports is an Official Supplier of licensed products for American Legion, USA Softball, Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, Baseball Players Association (BPA), DBB, DYB, Dixie Softball, Dizzy Dean Baseball, Little League Baseball, National Federation of State High School Federations (NFHS), National Softball Association (NSA), Protect Our Nation’s Youth (PONY), and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).
Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing
Western Canadian Baseball League
Vice President Marketing and Compliance