Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story about the journey of five former Kent State baseball players, who are now playing professionally, and how they remain connected to current KSU players. read part one here
David Starn, Ryan Bores, David Lyon, Jimmy Rider and Nick Hamilton are going from collegiate athletics, where they are required to go to class and the NCAA limits time spent on baseball activities, to professional baseball. Minor league baseball has one goal — create major league players — and the time investment required to create a major league player is massive.
“It’s every day from 10 [in the morning] to 11 at night,” said Starn, the Flashes’ 2012 ace and a seventh-round selection of the Atlanta Braves. “During the season, you’re at the field all day […] or you’re on the road for eight, nine days at a time.” Read More…
From Daily Kent Stater, February 20, 2013