Milwaukee Baseball Program Holds Pro Scout Day
Oct. 18, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team held a professional scout day earlier this week. The success of the program was evident by the turnout, as over 25 Major League scouts were in attendance at Henry Aaron Field Wednesday.
"It was great to see the turnout of scouts that came to watch our team workout," UWM head coach Scott Doffek said. "We had a great day for it with fantastic weather and it's always a thrill for our guys to be able to come out and showcase their talent in a situation like this."
The entire team had the opportunity to display their on-field talents through various hitting, throwing, running and pitching drills.
"As a baseball player, everyone is trying to get to the highest level and it's a thrill for our guys to be able to do that," Doffek said. "I thought it went over very well and our guys were excited for the opportunity."
A year ago, Milwaukee had three players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft for the first time in program history (Jordan Guth: Philadelphia Phillies, ninth round; Eric Semmelhack: Milwaukee Brewers, 12th round; Paul Hoenecke: Los Angeles Dodgers, 24th round). That gives the team four players (Chad Pierce: Milwaukee Brewers, 38th round in 2011) in the past two seasons - the most of any team in the Horizon League in that time frame.
"We have had four players get drafted the past two years and we think we have an opportunity to have some more in 2013," Doffek said. "I think it is indicative of our program and the direction that we are headed."