Express add trio of fielders
The Moose Jaw Miller Express have added Robbie McKinney, Travis Able, and Joshmar Doran to their 2017 Western Major Baseball League roster.
McKinney, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound outfielder, hails from Ashville, Ohio and played this season at Davis and Elkins College. In 44 games this season he had seven doubles, three triples, 26 RBI, and a .313 batting average.
“Robbie has been an everyday player since stepping on to campus at Davis & Elkins,” said Miller Express head coach Michael Hunt. “He’s a top of the order, gap-to-gap, table setter in the lineup and should feel right at home at Ross Wells Park.”
Able, a 6-foor-2, 210-pound outfielder, is from Leawood, Kansas and spent this season at Central Missouri. In 37 games this season Able had six doubles, three triples, one home run, 26 RBI, and a .350 batting average.
“Travis is a tremendous centre fielder who has big-game experience from the 2016 Division II College World Series,” said Hunt. “He’s a grinder at the platewho has a knack for getting on base and making things happen.”
Doran, a 6-foot-0, 155-pound shortstop, is from Montana, Curacao and played this season at Indian Hills Community College. In 37 games this season Doran has one double, two home runs, 12 RBI, and a .250 batting average. On the mound he appeared in eight games, in 18.1 innings he had 11 strikeouts and 11 walks.
“Joshmar is another dual threat, this spring he spent plenty of time at shortstop and saw innings on the hill,” said Hunt. “He’ll spend the majority of this summer in the field for us, he’s a slick fielding player who brings a little bit of flair to the position.”
The Millers open the 2017 WMBL season Thursday in Swift Current; their home opener will be Friday against Weyburn at Ross Wells Park.