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A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 12: Clinton LumberKings All-Star break summary

LumberKings infielder Bubba Hollins joins the podcast to talk about bouncing back from a recurring injury, growing up around baseball and more.

Original photo by @LumberKings/Twitter

On Episode 12, we talk about the current LumberKings offensive slump and the crazy first-half performances from their players. Third baseman Bubba Hollins joins the podcast (10:10) to describe bouncing back from a recurring injury, growing up around baseball (17:00), and the how tennis skills apply to his current career.

Enjoy Episode 12 of A-Ball!

Hollins arrived in the Marlins organization in 2017. He’s in the midst of a career year, slashing .311/.383/.420 during the first half. A hamstring injury limited him to 35 games so far.

Overall, the LumberKings have been averaging fewer than two runs per game in June, plummeting below the .500 mark.

Jerar Encarnación, Chris Vallimont and Humberto Mejía represented the club at the Midwest All-Star Game on Tuesday. Vallimont got the start for the West Division and Encarnación went deep to give them the lead!

The second half of their schedule begins on Thursday.

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