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Spratling’s West Coast Mega-Notebook

Shotgun Spratling’s West Coast notebook features nuggets on Cal State Northridge, Washington, Southern California, BYU and Pepperdine.

Choke and poke

Joe Wainhouse chokes up and delivers a two-run single. (Shotgun Spratling)

With two strikes on him and the bases loaded, 6-foot-6, 255-pound Washington cleanup hitter Joe Wainhouse choked up on the bat. Facing a lefty-lefty matchup, Wainhouse chose to shorten his swing and focus on bat control.

“He’s the guy that can, he’s hitting balls on the top level of the parking structure in[…]


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