The road back to Division I competition and the resurgence of the Seattle University baseball program has officially begun with the start of fall drills. Head Coach Donny Harrel and his staff have started working with current players on hitting and throwing drills to prepare for their 2010 season. It will be the first season for SU baseball since the 1980's.
"Our current guys are working hard at improving their individual skills. Their work is the cornerstone of us preparing for our first full team that will be on campus next September," said Harrel.
Currently there are six players working out with coach Harrel and his staff in the Seattle University astro gym. Players are taking batting practice in the batting cages and working on live throwing with the pitchers. They've also been in the weight room working on their strength and conditioning.
"We have had tremendous interest from numerous kids across the country at the possibility of obtaining a world class education and having the opportunity to play Division I baseball. Our staff, current players, and recruits are excited to take the field and represent the university in 2010," Harrel said.