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August 1, 2013

Robinson enjoying summer vacation with Midland

Former Danville High standout helps Redskins reach Connie Mack World Series.

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And this year, the Midland Redskins are 42-3 and the team has advanced to the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. The Redskins will play the Texas Stix in an opening-round game on Saturday night.

“I’m really looking forward to the World Series,’’ said Robinson. “But, the wins and the losses are not the only reason that I’ve enjoyed my summer here in Ohio.’’

Robinson has gotten the opportunity to experience life away from home and family.

“I’m staying with host family, so I have two little host brothers along with a host mom and dad,’’ he said. “They helped me with my laundry and my meals. It’s basically just like living at home without your real family being around.’’

But, there is one thing they don’t have in Ohio.

“No, there is no Keg’s Bar-B-Que over here,’’ said Robinson, the grandson of Chuck Robinson Sr.

And these life experiences for Robinson are just as important as anything he has learned on the baseball field.

“Being around teammates and learning to live with new people has helped me grow,’’ he said. “I think this is really going to help me in my transition to Southern Mississippi University in the fall.’’

But, this isn’t just a summer vacation for Robinson.

“We have a trainer and we work out every day,’’ he said. “I feel like I’ve gotten stronger and faster this summer.

“I really think this has made me an even better baseball player.’’

According to Robinson, that was a big deal for his summer before college.

“I’m really looking forward to getting down to Hattiesburg to start working with my coaches down there,’’ he said. “I was down there for orientation earlier this summer and I can’t wait to be a college student.’’

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