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Clifton Boise Bound

Former Mountaineer assigned to Cubs’ Class A club

IMG_0391Trevor Clifton talks with Chicago Cubs scout Keith Ryman, far left, and his parents, Dennis and Betsy Clifton, before signing with the Cubs last July at Tennessee Smokies Stadium. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

A lot of hard work finally paid off for Trevor Clifton Monday afternoon.

Trevor Clifton welcomes parents Dennis and Betsy Clifton and sisters ? for a visit.

Trevor Clifton welcomes his parents and sisters, Kiara, left, and Kaziah, to Mesa, Ariz.,  for a recent visit

The Chicago Cubs pitching prospect was informed he’d cleared the first hurdle in his professional career and been assigned to the Boise (Idaho) Hawks of the Northwest League. The short-season league opens play on Friday and continues through the end of August.

“It was a long process,” Clifton said. “It definitely wasn’t easy. I worked my tail off.”

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