Assistant Coach Joel Blake


  • Currently resides in Lethbridge, AB
  • Family School Liaison Counsellor at Vauxhall High
  • Graduated from South Dakota State University with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Criminal Justice

Early Playing Years

  • Hails from Langley, BC
  • Represented Team Canada at the 2000 Cal Ripken World Series in Matoon, IL
  • All World Team Catcher at Cal Ripken World Series
  • Played for the Abbotsford Cardinals of the PBL from 2003 – 2006

Collegiate Baseball – Playing Career

  • Attended the Prairie Baseball Academy for 2 years from 2006 – 2008
  • Caught and played 3rd base
  • CCBC Champions 2008 – All Conference Player
  • Transferred to South Dakota State and played 3 years from 2008 – 2011
  • Played leftfield, first base and caught
  • 2 time first team All Conference, 1 time second team
  • Career leader in doubles (70) Second in Career hits (262)
  • Career .373 hitter
  • Recipient of the Jackrabbit Impact Award
  • Multiple recipient of the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence

Summer Ball

  • Played 4 Years with the Lethbridge Bulls of the WMBL from 2008-2009 and from 2011-2012
  • Played leftfield, first base, caught, and second base


  • Played Waneroo Giants of the Metro State League in Perth, Australia – selected as an All-Star as a catcher.