June 19, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Forty-six teens aspiring to play college baseball someday participated in John A. Logan College’s annual baseball showcase Wednesday on campus.

Outfielders fielded ground balls and flies and were asked to make two throws to third base and three throws to home plate from right field.

Infielders fielded ground balls from shortstop and made throws to first base. First basemen fielded grounders and made throws to second and third. Catchers made throws to second base. Hitters had two rounds of batting practice and pitchers threw bullpen sessions.

All were timed in the 60-yard dash.

“We had a good turnout with some talented players that we have either invited to join the team this fall or will continue to follow for the rest of their high school careers,” said JALC assistant coach Kyle Surprenant. “Of the 46 working out, 27 were from Southern Illinois. We also had ballplayers here from Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida.”