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Grant Devlin: A Life in the Game

Grant DevlinYou might recognize his face from the baseball field or his voice from 104.7 KKRV FM radio. Grant Devlin pitches for WVC Knights baseball, serves as freshman representative for the Associated Students of WVC and works as a part-time broadcast operator for Columbia River Media Group.

Grant moved to Wenatchee from Palm Desert, California, to pitch for the Knights, and he’s getting used to the four seasons, as well as to practices in the gym. He said he loves the pressure of being the closing pitcher for the Knights. “I love the score when it’s close. The closer the score, it means I get to play,” he said.

Inspired by his father, a former pitcher for Team Canada, Grant’s baseball career began at an early age. He played for the Palm Desert Titans when he was 10 years old, traveling with the team to the Cooperstown, New York tournament, where they placed third out of 64 teams and were inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. Later, he pitched for the Coast to Coast Academy and spent a week in San Juan playing against several Puerto Rican teams, and then he pitched and played outfield for the Amateur Baseball Academy during high school.

Like baseball, student government has also been part of Grant’s life. He served as senator of music for the Palm Desert High School Associated Student Body, where his responsibilities included playing music at events such as assemblies and football games, and helping to coordinate the biennial program, Every 15 Minutes, which focuses on the impacts of drinking and driving. As freshman representative for the ASWVC, he describes himself as a “wingman” for the events coordinator, and says he plans to run for student ambassador in the upcoming school year, while also completing his transfer degree.

After a brief trip home this summer, Grant will return to continue working for Columbia River Media Group. He began an internship with them last winter to learn all the aspects of the broadcast industry, an experience that helped him to get hired part time by the radio station after the internship ended.

“The radio station became my family,” Grant said. “When they can, they come to my games. They’re all just amazing.”

With his experiences in broadcasting, along with strong people and problem-solving skills, Grant hopes to transfer to UCLA to work on a degree in film and broadcasting, and to continue his baseball career.

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