Well, my son’s four year D3 baseball career ended at Regionals yesterday. I’m extremely proud of what he has accomplished, and wanted to post something about his journey. He started 110 games, batted an even .300, with 16 HR and 100 RBI. His team won 3 conference championships, and made the NCAA Regionals all four years. He won a few individual conference awards, including 3 All-Academic awards. He was one of a group of 8 seniors who played their entire careers together. Very strong friendships were formed.
Seems like he was in treatment for injuries from the first day he stepped on the field and it never ended. He played the entire season with a broken bone in his wrist this year. He insisted on cortisone shots rather than going through another surgery that would have meant a medical red-shirt and not finishing with his classmates. He will graduate next year with double major in Accounting and MIS, with 150 credits and ready to sit for the CPA exam. He’s managed to claw out a 3.2 GPA, and has his first internship this summer with a major accounting firm.