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Hometown advantageous for Tribe prospects Alex Lavisky, Nick Hamilton

Indians prospects and native Clevelanders Alex Lavisky and Nick Hamilton in Progressive Field's batting cages last week. (Court Berry-Tripp photo)

Indians prospects and native Clevelanders Alex Lavisky and Nick Hamilton in Progressive Field’s batting cages last week. (Court Berry-Tripp photo)

In addition to being a so-called mid-major, there’s another reason why Kent State’s trip to the College World Series last summer was so surprising.

The Flashes play in a city where the average high temperature is 34 degrees in January and February, making practice leading up to the spring slate a little … difficult, not to mention actually playing games in March in Northeast Ohio.

It’s an obstacle former Flash and current Cleveland Indians prospect Nick Hamilton knows well, and why he’s grateful he and fellow Cleveland native and Tribe hopeful Alex Lavisky can utilize the facilities at Progressive Field to get their offseason work in.

“Especially being northern guys, being (at Progressive Field) is a big help,” Hamilton told TribeVibe last week in the stadium’s batting cages on yet another cold, snowy February day. “Obviously, when you have cold weather, you have to have a place where you can do some stuff. We have a lot of places around the Cleveland area that are great, but nothing quite meets this. When you can have that live BP thrown to you, you can’t beat that.”

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