Terrel Hansen One of Brightest Suns in Jacksonville History

The Jacksonville News recently named Bremerton’s Terrel Hansen to its all-time Jacksonville Suns baseball team. The Suns, a Double-A team in the Southern League, have been arund 40 years, and Hansen is the only player in franchise history to hit 20 or more home runs in three different seasons.
Hansen, now coaching the West Sound Blaze U17 team, played four seasons (1990, 94-96) in Jacksonville and is the club’s career leader in home runs with 90. Hansen spent 13 years in the minors, six at Triple-A, and two days in the majors with the Mets. Bremerton’s original “Crash Davis” never got a big-league at bat.
–This is what Tampa Rays’ scouting director R.J. Harrison had to say about Drew Vettleson, the Central Kitsap senior the Rays used the 42nd overall pick in baseball’s amateur draft on. “(He’s) a kid we scouted pretty good the last year and just one of those kids that at every event we saw him, you walk away and go, ‘Boy that guy can really hit.’”
–Paul Kirsch, who scouts the state for the Rays, is the same guy who had a hand in drafting Jason Hammel, the South Kitsap grad who’s become a mainstay in the Colorado Rockies’ organization. A few years back, Kirsch was also the signing scout for Port Angeles pitcher Jeff Ridgway.
–If the Kitsap Pumas get past the Bay Area Ambassadors (Tuesday at Bremerton Memorial Stadium) and Portland Timbers in U.S. Open Cup, they could possibly face the Seattle Sounders in the quarterfinals.
–The USA National Roller Hockey Championships will be held July 11-16 at Skateland in Bremerton, which is one of the sport’s meccas. The host Bremerton Hurricanes have won over 100 nationals titles. As many as 50-60 teams are expected to roll into town, said Hurricanes’ coach Frankie Lee. Lee, who turns 50 in October, will also be playing in the men’s premier division.

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