Kevin Mitchell loved every second of his summer in Medicine Hat.

The Medicine Hat Mavericks head coach spoke with the News on Tuesday, four days removed from their Game 3 loss in the WCBL finals against the Okotoks Dawgs. Looking back on his summer with the Mavs, Mitchell says both professionally and personally, it was an incredible experience.

“All the different people I met and relationships I formed, the players I coached who I hopefully had an impact on their lives, whether that be in baseball or otherwise, it was an awesome summer,” Mitchell said. “I loved every second of it, it went by faster than I would have liked, but I think that’s a sign of how engaged we all are. When you’re really locked in, days go by and before you know it, you’re at the end of the year. I’m very grateful to Greg (Morrison) and the entire Mavs organization for the trust he had in me and the support throughout. It was an up and down summer for sure, with more highs than lows without a doubt.”

Mitchell entered the summer as the Mavs’ pitching coach in an assistant role to head coach Mark Goodman. When Goodman left the team for a professional opportunity in late June, Mitchell stepped into the role. The Mavs’ closed out their season on a 14-4 streak to finish the season 30-26. They swept the Regina Red Sox in two games, then upset the Moose Jaw Miller Express for the East Division title before ultimately falling in the league finals…