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Unsung hero graces one of baseball’s legendary fields

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — The unsung hero of the baseball game is not the maintenance staff, nor the batboy, rather it is the singer of the national anthem. The anthem is a quintessential aspect of the show, preparing the players and psyching spectators for the nine innings to come. And at the Canadian Junior National and Netherlands game on Tuesday, Miss Florida 2011, Kristina Janolo, was there to set the mood.

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Saucedo three-peats for Canadian junior baseball team

Bryan Saucedo is embarking upon the most important year of his young baseball career but one wouldn’t know it after speaking to him for a couple of minutes. The 18-year-old first baseman from Toronto is making his third appearance for the Canadian National Junior team, and while the impending Major League Baseball entry draft looms large, it doesn’t affect his approach to the game.