Update on Kitsap’s pros


Willie Bloomquist (Arizona Diamondbacks): Bloomquist is 3 for 13 since coming off the disabled list last week. The South Kitsap was sidelined by a hamstring injury after getting off to a great start. He’s hitting .293 with seven stolen bases, although he hasn’t stole one since being actived. Bloomquist has played seven games at shortstop and nine as a left fielder and has yet to make an error.

Jason Hammel (Colorado Rockies): For the fifth time in nine starts, Hammel allowed two earned runs or fewer in his last appearance, but left with a no-decision and has only two wins in those outings.The right-hander, another SK grad, is 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA. He’s struck out 33 and walked 18 in 57 2/3 innings.

Aaron Cunningham (Triple-A Tucson Padres): The outfielder from South Kitsap was going great-guns when the Padres stopped in Tacoma earlier this month, but then went into a mini-tailspin. He’s come out of it, though. Cunningham carried an 8-game hitting streak (14 for 35 with 8 RBI) into Wednesday’s game against Omaha and was hitting .293 with four homers and 34 RBI. The big-club Padres are struggling mightily on offense, and Cunningham seems like he would be a good fit with San Diego.

Jared Prince (Single-A Myrtle Beach): Prince, 25, is hitting .233 with 2 HRs (both in the same game) and 17 RBI in the Carolina League.

Drew Vettleson (Tampa Rays, extended spring training: The Central Kitsap will be assigned to his first rookie-league team soon.


Marvin Williams (Atlanta Hawks): Keep him or trade him? That’s the debate in Hotlanta, where the Bremerton product is still under contract for about $8 million a year through 2013-14. The contract could be a stumbling block if Atlanta wants to deal the 6-9 forward.


Central Kitsap grad Troy Kelly missed the cut last week, but he’s still No. 7 on the Nationwide Tour money list. There’s still a lot of golf to play, but the top 25 earn their way on to the PGA Tour for the 2012 season. The next tourament is the June 2-5 George’s County Open at College Park, Md.

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