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7th Inning Stretch: Jaden Griffin

One of the harsh realities of any baseball season is that players may not get a chance to finish the campaign and help their teammates when they need them most. 

For pitchers at the Major League Baseball (MLB) level, they may have innings limits or be forced to sit out due to injury.

Such is the case for lefty hurler Jaden Griffin, who recently wrapped up his season with the Lethbridge Bulls. He is the subject of our most recent 7th Inning Stretch feature.

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7th Inning Stretch: Travis Hunt

It’s fair to say that the right fielder for the Edmonton Prospects is living up to his last name in the WCBL this season.

Whether he’s at the plate, roaming the outfield or running the bases, Travis Hunt is constantly … well, on the hunt. And the blonde batter’s efforts are paying off.

Through 40 games and 155 at bats for the Prospects, Hunt has a batting average of .316, 26 runs, 26 runs batted in (RBI), and he leads the team in stolen bases, with 21. The MVP of the 2019 WCBL All Star Game also leads all Edmonton outfielders in assists. 

We posed several questions to him for the latest chapter in our 7th Inning Stretch series.

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Blue Jays Academy Gallery

A thrill of a lifetime for many aspiring baseball players in our province with the annual Blue Jays Academy Super Camp powered by Honda.

George Bell, J.P. Arencibia, Homer Bush and Ricky Romero showed players in St. Albert and Okotoks a few tricks of the trade over the last four days.

We were invited onto the field to snap a few photos of the festivities.

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7th Inning Stretch: Andrew Yates

He’s capable of starting games on the bump and going the distance. At Indiana University (IU) Southeast this season, Andrew Yates started five games and recorded two complete games, including a shutout.

The left-handed pitcher also put up solid numbers with the Grenadiers in his senior year. In 40.1 innings of work, Yates posted a perfect 5-0 record and a 3.35 earned run average (ERA), while racking up 36 strikeouts. 

With the Okotoks Dawgs, however, the native of Harrodsburg, Kentucky has been a bullpen beast.

He’s also our latest 7th Inning Stretch selection.

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