Myles Vincent hopes to fight through struggles on the hill

Dave Kearsey
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Myles Vincent admits his ongoing struggle to hit his spots has weakened his stock as a professional baseball prospect, but he’s holding his head high as he tries to break out of his slump.

Myles Vincent poses for a photo in his Team Canada uniform.

Vincent, a 19-year-old Corner Brok native, will wrap up his life at the Prairie Baseball Academy when he participates in the Canadian College Baseball Congress playoffs this weekend in Lethbridge, Alta. The lefthanded pitcher was recruited by academy head coach Todd Hubka and spent the maximum two years in the program for elite baseball prospects.

Only a few months ago, Vincent was mulling over future in the game as he was being courted by a couple of Major League Baseball franchises and college teams in the United States.

He acknowledged that the interest in him as a prospect has certainly waned and the interest in his services is now coming from much smaller colleges.

“I had a terrible year,” Vincent said of his second season at the academy.

“I had a lot of trouble. I’m having command issues.”

He said he's been frustrated as he tries to throw strikes on a consistent basis. His coaches have told him he’s experiencing a bad slump and the best thing to do is keep throwing and work his way out of it.

Vincent said his arm feels great and his body is just fine, so he can only hope the problem can be fixed through some hard work and patience.

“I’m definitely disappointed, but I’m trying to stay positive and not let it get to me,” he said.

Check back later for more thoughts from Myles.

Organizations: Canadian College Baseball Congress, Prairie Baseball Academy, Major League Baseball

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Lethbridge

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