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Jackson’s Xander Witt awaits the pitch last Wednesday during a 3-2 Giants’ win over Casper at the Wyoming Legion AA State Tournament. The Giants’ Cinderella run ended Thursday with a loss to top-seeded Cheyenne Post 6.

“Wait Till Next Year” is a famous baseball book published in 1997 by historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin about the 1950s’ Brooklyn Dodgers’ quest, year after year, to beat the New York Yankees in the World Series.

But it’s probably also the refrain rambling around in the heads of most every Jackson Giant about now.

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Trayson Kostial waits on deck as Ethan Garner bats for the Giants in June against Green Canyon of Logan, Utah, at the second annual Chris Hodges Memorial Tournament. Kostial was named first-team all-state shortstop last week.

Jackson Giants vs. Casper Oilers

Jackson outfielder Ethan Garner makes a diving catch at Giants Field in June. Garner, who will be a junior at Madison high in Rexburg this fall, led the Giants in hitting this year and was named first-team all-state last week.

Jackson Giants vs. Casper Oilers

Jackson pitcher Aaron Huggins delivers against a Casper opponent during the first game of a doubleheader with the Oilers in June at Giants Field. Huggins was 7-5 on the season and named second-team all-state.

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Jackson pitcher Mason Wright delivers in the first inning of the Giants’ game against Rock Springs last summer. Wright was 6-4 on the 2022 campaign and a key hitter and named second-team all-state last week.

Contact Mark Baker at 732-7065 or sports@jhnewsandguide.com.

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