Georgia State baseball will host its annual Professional Scout Day on Wednesday, October 15th. Professional Scout Day gives Panther baseball players a chance to show off their abilities in a variety of formats to different pro scouting organizations.
The afternoon function will begin at 3:30 with all of the players having a chance to participate in a 60-yard dash. That will be followed with each student-athlete taking batting practice on the field, before the team takes the field for infield and outfield fielding practice. The day will conclude with an inter-squad game, with each pitcher getting to pitch for one inning.
“Professional Scout Day allows the scouts to get an initial first-hand look at all of our players and to identify those student-athletes that they want to come back and look at more closely during the spring,” commented Head Coach Greg Frady. “We normally see between 10 and 30 scouts show up for our scout day activities. It gives our players a great opportunity, after going through fall practice, to show off to the public what they have been working on in an external environment.”
The Panthers will finish fall practice on Saturday, October 18th, when State takes on the Ontario Blue Jays at 3:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the team in their final fall practice sessions. The regular season begins February 20th when the Panthers will take on Cleveland State.