Former North Kitsap star Jared Prince of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.)
Pelicans was named to the Class A Carolina League All-Star team.
The Texas Rangers’ farm hand made it as a utility outfielder.
Here’s what the press release reported on Prince:
After a brutal 4-for-45 start to the season, the Washington
State University product has been a constant engine in the Myrtle
Beach order, batting .297 in 116 games since. The versatile
offensive performer has spent 13 games or more at the second,
third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh spots in the order and
currently leads Pelicans regulars in games played (128), average
(.278) and RBI (67) and is tied for the team lead in hits (131),
walks (45), and doubles (29). Prince leads the Carolina League in
on-base percentage (.371) and is the second-hardest batter to
strike out in the league with one K per 11.83 plate appearances.
The Poulsbo native also has made his mark on the Carolina League in
a more painful way. Prince has been hit by pitches 29 times this
season, a mark that ranks second in all of Carolina League history,
one behind the single-season league record set by Winston-Salem’s
Seth Loman last season
As expected, North Kitsap grad Jared Prince
will start the season for Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans in high
update on Kitsap’s three Major League baseball players —
Bloomquist (Royals), Jason
Hammel (Rockies) and Aaron
Cunningham (Padres), all South Kitsap grads — and minor leaguer
Jared Prince (Hickory Crawdads, Rangers affiliate) from North
Aaron Cunningham vs. Jason Hammel
The South Kitsap grads could face each other again on
Saturday night in Denver when the Colorado Rockies take on the San
6-foot-6 right-hander, will start for the Rockies. The 2000 South
Kitsap grad beat the Padres at Petco Field on June 29.
a 2004 SK grad, got a pinch-hit single in that game. It’s believed
to be the first time a pair of Kitsap County products have ever
faced off in a Major League Baseball game.
Hammel and Cunningham are both products of the NWAACC. Hammel was a
10th round pick by the Rays in 2002 after his sophomore yeat at
Treasure Valley CC in Ontario, Ore., and Cunningham was a
sixth-round pick by the White Sox in 2005 after a dynamite freshman
season at Everett CC.
Hammel’s 6-3 with a 4.18 ERA, but is 6-1 with a 2.76 over his last
10 starts, which coincides when he recovered from a groin injury.
In those 10 starts, he’s gone 7 or more innings five times and 6 or
more eight times. He had 55 Ks and just 14 walks over his last 65
Cunningham’s hitting .304 since being called up by the Padres last
month. The outfielder has 14 hits in 38 at-bats, including a grand
slam homer. He’s currently on a 7-game hitting streak.
Willie Bloomquist, Kansas City Royals
Bloomquist is hitting .231 for the Royals (18-for-78). He’s played
in 43 games, most as a defensive replacement. We caught up with the
South Kitsap utility player earlier this week when the Royals
were in Seattle, and
talked to him about his interest in the bobsled and trade
Jared Prince, Hickory Crawdads (Class A South Atlantic
The outfielder from Poulsbo is hitting .287 with 6 homers, 21
doubles and 48 RBI after 70 games. The Crawdads are a Texas
Jason Hammel of the Colorado Rockies is on the disabled list
after suffering a groin injury on April 26. Hammel (0-2, 9.16 ERA)
is off to a tough start. He’s allowed 28 hits and 20 runs in 18 2/3
innings. The South Kitsap grad has struck out 13 and walked
Bloomquist is hitting .148 for the Royals. The South Kitsap
grad has made seven starts and has just 4 hits in 27 at-bats, and
three came on April 20 at Toronto. Bloomquist does have three
stolen bases, second-high on the club, and has scored eight
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Aaron Cunningham, 23, is the starting right fielder for the
Portland Beavers, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres..
Heading into Tuesday’s game against Tacoma, the South Kitsap grad
was hitting .265 with two home runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 13
RBI. Cunningham homered on Sunday at Salt Lake City but was 0-for-4
on Monday against the Rainiers. He’s hitting .270 (10-37) over his
last 10 games.
Jared Prince, former North Kitsap and Washington State star, is
hitting .262 forr the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South
Atlantic League. Prince has 1 home run, 6 doubles and 14 RBI. He’s
hitting .194 (7-36) over his last 10 games.
Williams and the Atlanta Hawks play on. In fact, they’re
playing the Orlando Heat right now in Game 1 of their Eastern
Conference semifinal series. The Bremerton High grad stepped it up
in the last three games against the Bucks. Here’s a
glowing review of his play in Game 5 of that series.
Jared Prince, an outfielder in the Texas Rangers’ farm system,
hit .300 with a dinger, four doubles (three in one game) and six
RBIs in his first 10 games.
Here are his up-to-date stats. He’s still hitting .293.