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Duke's Griffin Conine (Aaron Fitt)

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Cape Star Conine Follows In Dad’s Steps

Summer Baseball

WAREHAM, Mass. — Jeff Conine paused mid-sentence and cocked his head to listen to the announcement over the public-address system at Spillane Field. As his son Griffin Conine, a rising junior outfielder at Duke, was pronounced MVP of the West squad at the Cape Cod League all-star team, Jeff broke out into a wide smile.

“How ’bout that? How ’bout that?” Conine said.

Standing nearby, Cotuit Kettleers coach Mike Roberts said to him, “MVP!”

“Yeah, of the West side!” Conine answered, beaming.

Roberts was just as excited. “Yeah!” he yelled.

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