Jon Kemmer, shown here playing for the DuBois Rockets, rips a double in a game on July 28, 2011. Kemmer is playing professionally for the Lancaster, Calif. JetHawks, a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros. (File photo by Paul A. Wilson)


LANCASTER, Calif. – Shippenville native Jon Kemmer has a pretty simple philosophy to his professional baseball career: play every day like it’s your last.

Kemmer, a 2009 graduate of Clarion High School who also spent the 2012 season playing baseball at Clarion University, is in his second year in the Houston Astros organization and is currently playing for the Lancaster (Calif.) JetHawks in the High-Class A California League (a step below Class AA).

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“There is a crazy amount of talent coming through this organization,” Kemmer said. “And being around all this talent, you can’t take days off. That one day you don’t come 100 percent prepared could be make or break for you. You have to be ready to play with your ‘A’ game every single day. You have to play every day, every game, like it’s your last one.”

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