It is called “Klein Time.”
It’s the seconds on the mound where the ball is controlled by the pitcher and, in turn, controls the minutes an opposing team is at bat, and then shortens the hours of a game.
Called so in honor of 2015 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Nathan Klein, the Crimson Bears hurler who went from the high school season to American Legion and then Fall league at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in a span of roughly four months.
“It is going really well,” Klein said. “I went down Aug. 26 and school started on the 31st.”