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Speaking with Shane McClanahan's high school coach, ahead of Game 3

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Speaking with Shane McClanahan's high school coach, ahead of Game 3

Speaking with Shane McClanahan's high school coach, ahead of Game 3

Southwest Florida baseball fans have been following Shane McClanahan's career since he played at Cape Coral High School, where he was named MVP.

Fox 4 spoke with the coach who helped train him at the time.

AND THE EAGLES.FOX 4 NEWS IS RIGHT AFTER THEGAME.BASEBALL FANS WILL HAVE TO WAITANOTHER DAY FOR THE WORLD SERIESTO CONTINUE.

PLAYERS HAVE THEDAY OFF TODAY.BUT THE TAMPA BAY RAYS PULLEDOUT A BIG WIN LAST NIGHT IN GAMETWO WITH A FINAL SCORE OF SIX TOFOUR.

AND ONE OF THE PLAYERS INTHAT GAME WENT CAPE CORAL HIGHSCHOOL --HIS NAME IS SHANEMCCLANAHAJESSICA ALPERN IS LIVE AT CAPECORAL HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HISLEGACY BEGINSSEEING ONE OF THEIR OWN PLAY INTHE WORLD SERIES HAS BEEN ALLTHE TALK HERE AT CAPE CORAL HIGHSCHOOL... AND ACROSS SOUTHWESTFLORIDA.THE CHAMPIONSHIP BOARD HERE ATTHE SEAHAWKS FIELD... SHOWS THE2015 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP WIN.RAYS PITCHER SHANE McCLANAHANWAS ON THAT TEAM.THAT YEAR HE WAS NAMED THE MOSTVALUABLE PLAYER.NOW HE’S PLAYING FOR A NATIONALTITLE WITH THE TAMPA BAY RAYS INTHE WORLD SERIES.AND AS THEY PREPARE FOR GAMETHREE WHICH WILL BE TOMORROWNIGHT HERE ON FOX 4...WE WANTED TO TAKE A TRIP DOWNMEMORY LANE, WITH A LOOK AT HISEARLY JOURNEY HERE IN SOUTHWESTFLORIDA.McCLANAHAN PLAYED AT CAPE CORALHIGH SCHOOL FROM 2012 TO 2015.DURING HIS TIME THERE -- HE WONMULTIPLE AWARDS AND WAS SELECTEDFOR THE ALL-STATE TEAM HISSENIOR YEAR.HEAD COACH OF THE SEAHAWKS MIKEGORTON TRAINED McCLANAHAN FORTHREE YEARS THERE.HE SAYS IT WAS NOTHING BUT HARDWORK THAT GOT THE PITCHER TOWHERE HE IS NOW.***SOT***One of the things that separatedhim, was work ethic, one.

Hereally does love baseball, andhe lives to play it.

The otherthing is that he always has asmile on his face, it seems likethere’s not too much that getshim downCOACH GORTON ADDS THAT IT’S SORARE TO SEE A PLAYER MAKE ITFROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE PROS...AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES WATCHINGTHIS YEAR’S WORLD SERIES SOEXCITING.FANS TELL US THEY’VE BEENFOLLOWING HIS CAREER EVER




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