Athlete Of The Week-Jared Gates

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April 25, 2013

It's been so cold outside that baseball teams like Wichita Northwest haven't practiced outdoors for two straight weeks. The Grizzlies did manage to get in a few games, and Jared Gates has owned them. "He's batting .625 right now, 7 triples, his on base percentage is over .600, right now he's doing everything for us", said Grizzlies head coach Chris Lambert.

Gates has 20 hits in his first 32 at bats, good for the highest batting average in the City League. Only a junior, Jared Gates is a name rising toward the ranks of a select few in the area. "I've worked hard all winter for this so I don't think it's a fluke or anything, i'm trying to keep up that pace", Gates said.

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