Major League Baseball made a lot of headlines with its first two games on Thursday night, but it wasn't the day's only baseball news. Nearly six hours before the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals kicked off the 2020 season, Marble Falls baseball player Luke Nail announced his 2021 commitment to Blinn College.
"Blinn was the right choice for me cause I really liked the campus and the coaches there," said Nail. "It's exciting to me to get to play in one of the best teams in JUCO."
"I think it's gonna be a great opportunity for me and my development as a baseball player," he said of representing the "Baseball Capital of Texas", Brenham. "I see it as an opportunity to get early playing time and fine tune all aspects of my game to help me in my long-term career."
Earning the college opportunity coincided with an important decision in Nail's athletic career. Prior to the 2019-2020 school year, he was both a high school baseball and high school football player. He ultimately decided to focus on baseball.
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The Austin-area is full of softball and baseball talent and it was on display last month at St. Andrew's Episcopal School.
Austin-area athletes came through the media day presented by Whataburger. Check out the behind the scenes video below!
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