April 23, 2012
“I think it’s underrated. Coach [Jim Penders] has been able to keep the guys in state. The top players are known to go down south, but we’ve done a good job getting the guys to come here and we’re winning games because of it.”
Martin, a native of
“We played little league together,” says Martin, “I’ve been on the same team with him [Sulzicki] for the last ten years. I’ve known him my whole life; he’s one of my best friends so it’s pretty cool we get to play together in college.
“I had offers from the
Along with playing for his home state, Martin also feels that the
“The school itself was the best opportunity I had to get a good degree for after baseball. For me it's a combination of both school and baseball.”
With the roster having a majority of
“It’s always fun.” says Marzi. “You always hear guys reminiscing about high school games and people who matched up against each other. It is something we all have in common.”
Because of the state’s small size, information about emerging baseball talent spreads quickly amongst teams. When these players get to college, it is as if they have already known one another.
“You know each other before you even get here,” Martin says, “If you didn’t play against somebody, you know about them.”
With the steep baseball tradition found in the state, it is easy to explain why the Huskies have brought in so many of these young student-athletes. Though the talent found in