ATLANTA – The GSU baseball team will host its annual Scout Day Monday, November 5 at 3 p.m. at Panthersville. The annual Scout Day gives the Panthers a chance to highlight their talent in front of GSU fans and professional scouts.
“We’d love for our fans to come watch us on Scout Day but this is a day for the players to show off their athletic talent for the scouts,” said head coach Greg Frady. “Our players have been working on the field and putting in a lot of time in the weight room so hopefully our presentation on the field will impress some of the scouts and they’ll come back for another look this spring.”
The Panthers have been working hard this fall in preparation for their final season in the Colonial Athletic Association. Fans and scouts will notice many new faces in the 2013 edition of the Panther baseball team as 19 newcomers hit the field.
“Workouts have been really outstanding and the attitude has been great,” said Frady. “With a lot of newcomers you need to really put in your time and at the end of every week the team has gotten better. I think one of the characteristics of this team is just how hard it plays. They absolutely bring it every day. “
Sophomore shortstop Caden Bailey also believes that the team will be known for its hustle. Bailey earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie team after posting a .315 average and 57 hits in his freshman season.
“We all feel good as a team,” said Bailey. “The fans can count on us being a gritty team. We have a lot of talent and we have a lot of young guys. We should definitely pride ourselves on just how hard we’re going to play this season.”
Sophomore pitcher Jerry Stuckey said the Panthers have also worked on building camaraderie during the fall season. Stuckey was one of GSU’s top rookies last season with 21 appearances on the mound.
“Fall has been great,” said Stuckey. “We’ve really pulled together as a team. We’ve been hitting the weight room and we’re such a cohesive unit this season. I think we’re already ahead of where we were last season. Our offense is going to be impressive this season. I think it’s off the charts this season.”
Scout Day will give pro scouts a chance to see what the Panthers can do physically with GSU performing a 60-yard dash and batting practice. The Panthers will also show off their baseball skills with a seven-inning inter-squad scrimmage. A new pitcher will throw each inning.
Scout Day begins Monday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at Panthersville. The seven-inning exhibition will take place at approximately 4:45 p.m.