Selma University holds baseball pro dayPublished 10:05pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Basketball season is just getting underway and football season is winding down, but baseball was the hot topic at Selma University on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs held their second baseball pro-day and a scout from the Oakland Athletics was on hand to check out the talent.
“It is a great deal for the players,” Selma University head baseball coach Adrian Holloway said. “It is also a great recruiting tool. When kids know they can come to a university and the pros are going to come and watch them practice plus come to games, it is great for recruiting.
“It is also great for the kids to give them a shot to have a chance at the next level and give them something to work hard for in the fall.”
The one scout in attendance was Kelcey Mucker from the Oakland Athletics, who is an area scout that covers a large portion of the southeast.
“We are looking for kids with tools, just seeing if they love the game and trying to put all that stuff together and see if we have a ball player,” Mucker said.
Mucker was taking close looks at pitcher Tarus Harvey and right fielder Michael David Lee, but said he was also scouting the entire field for talent.
“I’m looking at everybody,” Mucker said. “Certain players stand out and that’s the thing; they have tools we are looking for.”
Mucker said he was impressed with the talent the Bulldogs had to offer.
“They’ve got some kids that can run,” Mucker said. “A couple of kids can throw the ball well. They have pretty good arms. There is something out here to work with.”
Mucker said right now he is looking for guys to follow for the spring. Once he finds the guys he is going to follow, he finds a time to watch the player in games or practices during the spring to see how he has progressed.