LEADER IN THE CLUBHOUSE: It's Markle's team to continue quest for State
TOMPKINS BASEBALL IS EMBARKING ON ANOTHER SEASON OF BALL.
After finishing with the top spot in their district, followed by a three-round run in the UIL 6A Postseason, the Falcons are hungry for the opportunity to build on last season's momentum.
Expect Tompkins’ senior Drew Markle to continue being a major difference-maker for the persistent Texas powerhouse. The Falcons’ infielder compiled some stellar stats last season at the plate and as one of the most coveted slick-fielding shortstops in the country.
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“I’ve been playing infield since I was a little kid,” Markle said. “I think it’s a good spot on the field where I can be vocal to everyone. It’s in the middle of all the action, and it’s where I can help out my team the best way I can.”
Along with playing for Tompkins during the spring, Markle has been a standout for Twelve Baseball in the summer, which has advanced his career to the point of signing with the reigning NCAA National Champions, Ole Miss.
“You know, I loved Ole Miss since I was a kid,” said Markle. “I’ve always dreamed about playing in Oxford and when I was given the opportunity to play there, I had to take it. It’s going to be great.”
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Despite the roster being revamped due to graduation, Markle is challenged with being the voice in the clubhouse and the dugout.
"This season, we have a very new team,” Markle said.“We lost a lot of seniors last year, so I’m hoping to build a good relationship with this team as we go along. I know a lot of these guys. I’ve grown up with them. We already have individual relationships, but I think bringing them all together will be a key part of this season. Just playing as one. I’m just ready to get it on, it’s going to be fun."