September 22, 2023

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College Sports: Griffons back in action after lost season (6/4/21)

First-year Nevada Griffons head coach Jason Jacome (standing) addresses his gamers and guests at a welcoming potluck Wednesday night inside of the First Christian Church Group Setting up.

Picture by Hank Layton | Day-to-day Mail Sports Reporter

At a potluck evening meal Wednesday night within the To start with Christian Church Local community Creating, regional media, host people, and members of the Nevada Griffons board got their initially appear at the gamers who will sport the pink, white, and blue in 2021.

Sunday night time at Lyons Stadium, for the initially time due to the fact 2019, fans will get their convert to meet the latest Griffons.

Following the 2020 year was lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada’s summer time collegiate baseball workforce is back again on the diamond from June to July to try and gain the MINK League crown, led by a new coaching personnel and a roster total of ballplayers from as shut as Pittsburg State to as considerably away as Australia.

First-calendar year head mentor Jason Jacome, who was employed in Oct 2019, and assistant Brian Daly have been in a position to perform a few of methods just after gamers begun to arrive in city after Memorial Working day, just in time for the time opener Thursday night time at Jefferson Metropolis.

Griffons board president Dan Keller claimed a few phrases about Jacome, Daly, and the rest of the driving-the-scenes employees at the meet-the-players supper on Wednesday, in advance of allowing the gamers introduce on their own and their host families.

Griffons board president Dan Keller (standing) introduces team and other team personnel at a meet up with-the-gamers supper on Wednesday.

Photograph by Hank Layton | Each day Mail Sports activities Reporter

Some notable players on this year’s roster include: infielder Braeden Hinton, a Nevada Large School course of 2018 graduate entering his senior period as a Gorilla suitable-handed pitcher Richard Kiel, a senior at Menlo School (in Atherton, Calif.) originally from Melbourne Will Jacobson, the team’s only remaining-handed pitcher and also its tallest at 6-foot-11, who is a person of six players from Folsom Lake Local community School Aaron Hassell, a graduate from Graceland College who will break up time as a pitcher and first-base mentor as well as the skipper’s son, Atley Jacome, a sophomore pitcher from Pima Neighborhood University who also performed for the Griffons in 2019.

All 23 players will be remaining with host family members over the summer even though the Griffons compete in their 40-plus recreation period — which begins with a few road game titles right before their dwelling opener Sunday versus Chillicothe.

Griffons pitcher Aaron Hassell (ideal) eyes the future potluck featuring to put on his plate at the occasion.

Photo by Hank Layton | Day-to-day Mail Athletics Reporter

An All-Star Activity will acquire area July 8 in Jeff Metropolis, with the league playoffs scheduled to commence July 26. The Griffons are a person of 4 groups in the MINK South Division alongside with the Joplin Outlaws, Sedalia Bombers, and Jeff Town Renegades. The four teams in the North Division include the Chillicothe Mudcats, the Clarinda A’s, the Saint Joseph Mustangs, and the Des Moines Peak Prospective clients.