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Hunter Walsh comes back from broken wrist

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The Bismarck Govs have been getting strong performances throughout their lineup this season.
One of the key players to that success is Hunter Walsh-- but it hasn't come without some bumps before the season began.
Here's more on the challenge Walsh has overcome as he continues his baseball career.

JON SCHAEFFER-KX SPORTS: During the High School Basketball season -- Hunter Walsh suffered a broken wrist-- forcing him to miss his final season of Century High School Baseball.

HUNTER WALSH: "the whole high School season I thought I was going to be able to come back and play during the WDA and that's the What the plan was but I never got there. I mean I got cleared about four days later. So it was a tough pill to swallow but I just started taking hacks right away got in the cage right away and started swinging."

JON SCHAEFFER: Fortunately he's back on the diamond playing in his second season for the Govs.
Walsh generally plays catcher-- but because of the injury to his left wrist on his catching hand-- he's only been behind the plate once this season.

HUNTER: "It felt good my first time back there but I mean I'll keep picking up games as we go we have a good catcher in Quinn Irey they trust him so I mean I'll get to catch sometime but you know with the wrist and all we gotta take it slow and let it come."

MIKE SKYTLAND, GOVS HEAD COACH:  "Hunter, he just wants to get out there and play. You gotta try and keep reeling him back a little bit but it's a good challenge we'll let him have enough play but also keep him fresh and hopefully that'll translate I think you know I'd say if by little bit into July he's 100 percent and can really just focus on playing it's definitely gonna be good for everybody."

JON SCHAEFFER: Walsh has been playing varsity baseball since he was a sophomore and was named to the All-State baseball team in 2012 as a junior. With a strong resume-- he was able to commit to Kansas City Kansas Community College.

HUNTER: "It's gonna be fun. It's going to be a learning experience though I'm kind of raw behind the plate. I mean I've had a lot of reps back there but with some time I mean who knows what's going to happen. It'll be fun."

JON SCHAEFFER: Even though he missed the high school season-- his attitude has stayed positive-- allowing him to be a leader on the squad.

MIKE SKYTLAND: "I think everybody can look to him for a little bit of leadership and can kind of see how he handles situations but also see its not easy even for him baseball's a game where you're not going to succeed every time, but see how he handles it and bounces back."

JON SCHAEFFER: Walsh has quickly picked up where he left off last season-- being honored with the Red River Diamond Classic MVP award.
As the season continues the Govs know he'll be a big part in whatever position he plays.

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