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All-American boy

Javier Jimenez, only 9, picked for USSSA tourney


July 17, 2018

Photo courtesy of Johnny Jimenez

With his equipment in tow, 9-year-old pitcher/shortstop Javier Jimenez of Clovis is ready for any baseball challenge. Next month, he's off to compete in a USSSA regional event in Melbourne, Florida, after a successful tryout in Albuquerque several weeks ago.

CLOVIS — Any father will say that his son is uniquely talented. In this case, though, Clovis resident Johnny Jimenez might be on to something.

Johnny's son Javier can give radar guns a jolt, throwing in the upper 50- to low 60-mph range, lightni...

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