YJ’s Get Their SS

The Saskatoon YellowJackets anchored their infield defense by signing junior shortstop Connor Lloyd from the McNeese State University (Louisiana) Cowboys.

“Connor has been the starting shortstop for McNeese from day 1 of his college career,” said YellowJacket’s President Rye Pothakos. “This is unusual in a Division 1 school with a winning program in a very tough conference. It speaks to his talent, work ethic and determination.”

Lloyd is known as a wizard with the glove, averaging over 5 chances per game with a .961 fielding percentage and participating in 25 double plays. Offensively, he batted .251 and was fourth on the play-off bound Cowboys in both runs and RBI’s.

Lloyd is from Marshall, Texas. He was a four letter athlete in high school (baseball, football, track and basketball) and helped his baseball team to four district titles and was named all-state as both a shortstop and pitcher.

McNeese State University plays in the NCAA Division 1 Southland Conference. The school has produced five major league players.

The Saskatoon YellowJackets are a member of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), Canada’s Premier Collegiate Summer League. The WMBL consists of 11 teams in Saskatchewan and Alberta. It provides prairie baseball fans with the opportunity to watch a high level of baseball while giving college baseball players the opportunity to compete and develop their skills outside of the academic year.

The YellowJackets’ home opener will be against the Yorkton Cardinals Saturday, May 31 with first pitch at 2:05 pm.

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