Ex­press add trio of field­ers

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - NEWS - TIMESHER­ALD STAFF

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.

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