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Clifton Carries On

Former Mountaineer named starter for South Bend Cubs
Former Heritage Mountaineer Trevor Clifton delivers the pitch for the Boise (Idaho) Hawks last summer. Clifton, taken by the Chicago Cubs out of high school in the 2013 Major League draft, begins his second full season of professional baseball with the South Bend Cubs tonight. Photo submitted

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Heavy rain is forecast.

If they go, the South Bend (Ind.) Cubs will kick off the 2015 season with a 7-inning exhibition with the University of Notre Dame tonight at 6 CST at Four Winds Field.

Scheduled for the start for the Chicago Cubs’ Class A minor league team is former Heritage High School right-hander Trevor Clifton.

“It feels good to get the first game on the hill,” he said. “I’ll just go out there and do my best and try to throw strikes.”

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