Redbird Baseball Participates In Its Annual Scout Day
October 2, 2012
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"Today was a great opportunity for our team to perform in front of some very good professional scouts," head coach Mark Kingston said. "This event provided great exposure for our players and total access for scouts. We aim to have a very good relationship with professional baseball and welcome the opportunity to promote our players for the next level. We appreciative everyone that was here."
The session opened with timed sprints in the left field grass. Players then participated in group batting practice sessions, with scouts roaming the playing field, dugout, batting cage and concourse. The pitchers worked in the bullpen with assistant coach Bill Mohl and position players participated in fielding drills under the guidance of Bo Durkac and Mike Current. Scouts then huddled in the seats directly behind home plate and monitored pitchers during the team scrimmage.
Illinois State has had players drafted in each of the last three Major League Baseball First-Year Player Drafts.
Tuesday's Scout Day brings to close the 2012 fall practice schedule for ISU baseball. The Redbirds will continue off-season weight training through December, before opening 2013 practices in January.
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