Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Metro Spirit 6-16

Price Sets Mark, Achieves It

Best of luck to Will Price, formerly of the Greenbrier Wolfpack, now a member of the Colorado Rockies organization. Will was selected in the 45th round by the Rockies and now begins his professional career after a stellar senior season. The story of his rise to draftee is uplifting and full of old fashioned hard work and determination. We’ve all fallen victim to setting benchmarks in our lives for outcomes we want, but don’t want to work for to obtain. It’s not that we give up; we just half-heartedly pursue them until they become unimportant to us. Will decided to skip the self-sabotage, set his expectations as high as he could and get to work.

And the work he put in during last summer translated well into production for the Wolfpack this past year, as he put up 59 RBI which is something that’s unheard of here locally on the high school level. He also added 11 home runs to go with his .511 batting average. His own heightened expectations driving his forceful bat.

“I set my goals pretty high this year and got in the weight room every day. I always thought I could have a year like this, it just happened to be my senior year,” says Price.

His dream was to get drafted, so he made sure he left no stone unturned in achieving it. Simple as that.

Gamecocks Make Light Work of Huskies

South Carolina is headed back to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series after sweeping the Connecticut Huskies in Super Regional play this past weekend. This time they arrive as the defending National Champions. They are a talented and scrappy bunch led by Junior pitcher Michael Roth and Senior Infielders Adrian Morales and Scott Wingo. Watch and see if the Gamecocks have what it takes as they battle the best in the nation in the brand new picturesque $131 million dollar TD Ameritrade Park. Also, I have a few copies of “Gamecock Glory”, Travis Haney’s heartening account of the 2010 Championship season left to giveaway. Send an email for your free copy to: mattlane28@gmail.com

College World Series Schedule


June 18 2 p.m. North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt ESPN / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Texas vs. Florida ESPN / ESPN3.com
June 19 2 p.m. California vs. Viginia ESPN / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Texas A&M vs. South Carolina ESPN2 / ESPN3.com

*Double Elimination Tournament leading to a best-of-three championship series. Games continue through June 28/29th. Follow the action at www.cwsomaha.com

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