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Former WHS pitcher Chad Beck moves up to AAA

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In the highly competivie game of Baseball, moving up from high school pitcher to AAA team is a tough road. But that’s just what Chad Beck, former Woodville High School pitcher, has done, taking another step toward his goal of becoming a pitcher in the major leagues. At age 26, critics have said “his 89-91 mph fast ball has become 95, his okay slider is suddenly falling off the table and his work ethic has become solid” and “This is perhaps a developing happy surprise story… if the 6-4, 245 pound right hander keeps acting like a power pitcher who saws off bats and gets ground ball after ground ball after strike out, he will demand attention and will move up to AAA and who knows…” Sunday, July 24 Beck did move up from AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats to AAA Las Vegas 51s, staying in the major league parent club Toronto Blue Jays, the team that drafted him out of high school. Congratulations Chad, your hometown is proud of you!

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