Youth learns from future Major Leaguers
A passion for baseball landed a 10-year-old Cape Breton boy on the diamond with some of the best collegiate players in the United States. Through word of mouth, the head honcho of the Newport Gulls Baseball Club heard of Jacob Dove’s love of all things baseball and invited the Georges River youngster to the team’s annual summer camp program in Rhode Island. The Gulls play in the New England Collegiate Baseball League that is considered to be the premier summer college baseball organization in the U.S., with many players going on to star in the major leagues. Jacob’s father, Wilfred, said it was an experience the young player will never forget: “Jacob will be the first person to tell you he is not the best player on his local team, but because of his passion for the game of baseball he was lucky enough to be selected to go to Newport and he took advantage of his opportunity.” Not only did Jacob attend the baseball development camp, he also spent lots of time with the Gulls players and coaches and even threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Gulls game.