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Andrew Ciechanowski | Firecracker Sports
“12 Hours from Home: O’Halloran Sees Familiar Faces”
Hyannis Harbor Hawks pitcher Connor O’Halloran was able to meet with his former travel program this past Thursday. Terriers Baseball, an organization based out of Mississauga, Ontario, are in town for Firecracker Sports’ 1st ever Underclass National Pro Showcase. O’Halloran played in the program for three years and took time to meet with players to shed some light on his experiences at the University of Michigan and in the Cape Cod Baseball League, playing for the Hyannis Harborhawks.
“He talked about campus life” said Terriers’ coach Ryan Pollard. The lefty pitcher explained his unique situation of being the only Canadian on the Wolverines’ roster, and the expectations that come with playing college baseball. Pollard said the kids loved meeting with O’Halloran. Many of them knew him from his time with the organization, so it was a great experience to hear about his perspective on college life and baseball. They discussed living on the beautiful Cape during the summer, a dream of every kid playing baseball at the younger ages and growing up through the game.
“This is the goal of the event with collaboration with the Cape Cod Chamber office and leader, Patti Lloyd and Hyannis Harborhawks leader Brad Pfeiffer to make the connection to youth baseball and the Cape Cod Baseball League organizations”, said Mark Cooke, President of Firecracker Sports. “These are the stories that need to be shared so other young players know there are opportunities for them outside of their own communities”, he later shared. The expectation is we can include more states in 2023 and include more Cape Cod baseball organizations like the Hyannis Harborhawks this year that include the inspiration work of Judy Scalfine Walden as well.
The rising junior established himself in Michigan’s starting rotation this past season. Starting in eighteen games, O’Halloran recorded 104 strikeouts in 92.2 innings pitched. After a six-strikeout performance on June 3rd in a win against Oregon, he moved into 10th place on Michigan’s all-time single-season strikeout list. His future looks bright and hopefully one day, we will be a major leaguer and another alumni from the Hyannis Harborhawks storied organization that has advanced that far.
Son of former MLB catcher Greg O’Halloran, Connor now pitches for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. He has made three appearances this summer while striking out six batters in four innings pitched. His brother, Ryan, also plays Division I baseball at Butler University.
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