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Interview: Kyle Hunter, pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization

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Kyle Hunter is a Galesburg native, 2008 GHS grad and current pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He joined us on the WGIL Morning news.

Kyle played football and baseball for the Galesburg Silver Streaks. He was drafted out of high school by the Tampa Bay Rays. He decided to forgo professional baseball and accepted a scholarship to play in the Big 12 @ Kansas State University. He was drafted again by the Yankees and chose to stay with the Wildcats. Following his junior season at KState, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He signed a contract and has steadily worked his was up the ranks. He is currently on a rehab assignment at the Mariners spring training facility in Peoria, AZ and may be assigned to Triple A Tacoma upon his release to play.

Local Sports 4/10/14 — Kyle Hunter Talks Pro Ball

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Kyle Hunter 2The Galesburg Silver Streaks baseball team takes its 6-and-5 record on the road this afternoon to play at Pekin.

Former Silver Streak pitcher Kyle Hunter joined us today on the WGIL Morning News. Kyle is in Arizona, awaiting his assignment by the Seattle Mariners to start the new season, after missing the opening days due to a groin injury suffered in spring training.

Local Sports 4/5/14

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The Galesburg Silver Streaks Baseball team will try again today to get the Streaks Invitational in, after games the last several days have been cancelled due to weather. The games should go off, hopefully, without a hitch today, with improved weather conditions in the forecast.

All games today will be at the East Field at Galesburg High School, starting with the Streaks playing Alleman at 11am, followed by Alleman versus Quincy at one, Qunicy versus United Township at 3, and United Township playing Galesburg at 5. Athletic Director Ralph Henning says if there’s a chance to play games earlier due to getting ahead time-wise, they will.

In Sophomore baseball today, the Streaks are at Canton for a double-header starting this morning at 10.

Galesburg is at Auburn in varsity softball action starting at 9am.

OTHER BASEBALL

Abingdon-Avon at Peoria Heights (Double-Header)
Bushnell-Prairie City at Lewistown (DH)
Galva/Williamsfield at United (DH)
Knoxville at North Fulton (DH)
Sherrard at Monmouth-Roseville (DH)
Ridgewood at West Central (DH)
ROWVA at Princeville (DH)

OTHER SOFTBALL

Galva/Williamsfield at United (DH)
Knoxville at Prophetstown Invitational
Sherrard at Monmouth-Roseville (DH)
Ridgewood at West Central (DH)
ROWVA at Princeville (DH)

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

GHS Boys Track at Moline Shipley Invitational
GHS Boys Tennis at Rock Island Red Invitational
Galesburg Girls Soccer vs. Canton (Varsity, J/V)

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

Illinois College at Monmouth College (DH)
Cornell at Knox College (DH)
Carl Sandburg College at Highland

SOFTBALL

Cornell at Knox College (DH)
Knox College at Lake Forest

TRACK

Knox and Monmouth College at Ashford University Spring Classic