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Krol Proving You Can Go Home Again

CEDAR RAPIDS - Left-hander Ian Krol is only a year removed from high school baseball, but he is already looking comfortable as a professional starting pitcher. The Naperville, Illinois, native is having fun and pitching well for his hometown Kane County Cougars.

Kane County left-hander Ian Krol never could have expected that he'd be spending his first full year of professional ball at a place he had so many great memories as a kid. One of those was throwing out the first pitch at a Cougars' game on his ninth birthday. This weekend will be the 10-year anniversary of Krol's initial toss at Elfstrom Stadium, as the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder is turning 19. He'll...

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