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Male Athlete of the Week: James Nelson
by Bobby Tedder
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March 19, 2013 10:13 AM | 1969 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>
Redan sophomore James Nelson
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Redan sophomore James Nelson
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Redan’s James Nelson is making a name for himself with each big swing of the bat.

The sophomore slugger had a week to remember at the plate, belting three homeruns in three games.

That’s even more impressive when considering that that’s three more round-trippers than the Raiders dinged all of last season.

Perhaps his success is simply a case of good genes — uncle Chris Nelson was a first round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies a little less than a decade ago.

Talent and hard work on the part of the younger Nelson, who stands 6 feet and goes about 165 pounds, appear to be paying off, too.

“[James] is an infielder with real good hands … he’s got good range and can play both the middle and infield positions, said Redan coach Marvin Pruitt.

“And, he plays baseball just about 24/7, 365 days a year … plus, he’s a really good student in the classroom.”

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