We are now only six days away from our season opener on May 31st, and we have a few players who have turned up to Athletic Park early. We took the time to ask these players a few questions about their previous summer ball experience. Our three players who are here a day early are Sean Cruz, Jumpei Akanuma, and Connor Green.
Sean Cruz is a right handed pitcher from Guam, who recently graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Sean previously played summer ball in Kansas State for the Wellington Heat in the summers of 2016, and 2017. Sean is most excited for playing summer ball in a new country, and is excited to play baseball in a new area after spending his last couple of seasons in Kansas.
Jumpei Akanuma is a starting pitcher from Japan, who has graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. In 2016 Jumpei played summer ball for the Palm Springs Power where he met our head coach Andrew Murphy. In 2017 Jumpei then played summer ball for the Arroyo Seco Saints. After spending his last two seasons in California, Jumpei is excited to play baseball in Medicine Hat, and try and win a WMBL championship.
Connor Green is a right handed pitcher from Manitoba, who just finished his freshman year at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. This summer is going to be Connor's first year playing summer baseball. Connor is most excited about going after a WMBL championship, and doing his best for the Mavericks.
Mavericks fans come on down to Athletic Park on May 29th for our 2nd annual Fan Fest from 5-7 P.M! Come meet Sean, Jumpei, Connor, and all the rest of the 2018 Medicine Hat Mavericks! As well as meeting the Mavericks also enjoy live music from AiMforTheo, entertainment from Jack n' Jill parties, as well as food and beverage from our concession! Tickets for Fan Fest are $5 at the gate for 13 years and up, 12 years and under are free!
Dawson Thompson - Game Day Commentator and Media Personnel
Medicine Hat Mavericks.