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Jared Prince from North Kitsap Tearing It Up

Bremerton resident Gary Gartin recently called me and told me that he saw former North Kitsap star Jared Prince playing for the Hickory Crawdads while visiting friends in Lexington. Prince, an outfielder for the Crawdads, is playing A-ball in the Texas Rangers organization. To say he’s tearing the cover off the ball lately is an understatement.

Check this out – in the last 10 games, Prince is batting .395, with a slugging percentage of .558 and an on base percentage of .435! Overall, he’s batting .299 with 8 HR’s and 58 RBI in 81 games.

Read Jared Prince stats here

I’ve always been a big fan of Jared Prince. He was at North when I was coaching girls basketball. This guy is a great athlete competitor, and even a better guy. I’m really happy for him and hope he gets called up to the next level soon. He deserves it. To bad the Mariners couldn’t have brought him over in the Cliff Lee trade, huh?

P.S. Minor league baseball has the BEST nicknames on the planet. The Hickory Crawdads is an excellent example!

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2 thoughts on “Jared Prince from North Kitsap Tearing It Up

  1. I just talked to Jared a few days ago, after his game on Saturday in which he had a single and two home runs, including a grand slam. He was most happy that his dad, Bim Prince, was able to be there watching him play that night. He also told me that he had been hit in the face on June 25th and broke his nose and part of his orbital, but it did not require surgery. He was out for 10 days, but picked up right where he left off before—hitting the ball! He said his nose is a little crooked now, but said “I’m not entering any modeling conests anyway”.

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