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Tweet to join Miller Express for upcoming WCBL season

Russell, Man. product brings Moose Jaw connections to local club
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Moose Jaw Miller Express newcomer Dawson Tweet takes some hacks at Ross Wells Park in the spring of 2020.

If everything had gone according to plan for the Moose Jaw Miller Express and Dawson Tweet when he was originally slated to join the team, the 20-year-old utility player would likely already have a couple of Western Canadian Baseball League seasons under his belt.

Tweet was an 18-year-old prospect just out of high school heading into the summer of 2020, and even dropped by Ross Wells Park to hit a few balls while visiting family in Moose Jaw.

But as that date would indicate, things went awry not only with Tweet’s debut with the team, but the league in general as things shut down at the beginning of the pandemic.

Now, two years later, it's all systems go, and Tweet will be wearing the yellow and black this summer.

If Dawson’s last name seems familiar, it’s for good reason -- his father, Blair Tweet, grew up in the Friendly City and he has plenty of extended family nearby. That was one of the reasons he cited as wanting to join the Miller Express.

“My dad grew up in Moose Jaw so I’m really excited to spend some time in the town he used to play baseball in,” he said when the team announced his signing. “Moose Jaw is also really close to some of my family so it’s going to be really fun having them be able to watch me play!”

A 5-foot-10, 180-pound Russell, Man. product, Tweet suited up for Team Manitoba at the 2018 Baseball Canada Cup before eventually taking his talents south of the border to Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minn.

And to say Tweet had a solid season would be a huge understatement.

Tweet led Mesabi College in 2021 with a .429 batting average and 1.095 on-base-plus-slugging percentage (OPS), including eight doubles, three home runs and 22 runs batted in through 119 at bats.

His batting average was sixth-best in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, and Tweet was named to the 2021 All-MCAC Team in addition to the MCAC All-Academic team as a health sciences major.

Things haven’t changed much through the first 16 games of the current season, as Tweet sits fourth in the MCAC in hitting with a .469 average, with eight doubles and 10 RBIs. His highlight of the season so far s a 3-for-5 showing in a 16-15 win over Owen Community College, where he also hit three doubles, scored three times and knocked in five runs.

Tweet has an extensive profile on the Field Level recruiting site, and for a look at that check out www.fieldlevel.com/app/profile/dawson.tweet/baseball.

You can follow along with the rest of Tweet’s season at www.mesabirange.edu/athletics/baseball/.

The Moose Jaw Miller Express return to the field for the first time since 2020 on Friday, May 27 against the Medicine Hat Mavericks at Ross Wells Park.