As the 2015-2016 season gets started, PCB would like to take a moment to profile two of its members who are staying in baseball shape across the Atlantic.
Juniors Andrew Becker (P/OF) and Dan Smith, BYU (OF) are currently in Sevilla, Spain on a semester-long study abroad program. Showing true dedication to PCB, the two have joined a baseball team in Sevilla. They had their first practice last Thursday, which means that they’ve gone to more practices than a certain Harvard-Westlake Legend Factory alumnus did all last year. From the guys overseas:
“It was great to get back on the field (which, surprisingly, was all turf). We threw, ran through a couple I/O’s, and took on-field BP. The team ranges from guys ages 17 to 40+. Our coach is in his mid-forties and from Mexico, but he lives in Texas. He and his family, including two sons who play on the team, are in Sevilla for the next few months. Thankfully, he speaks English, as our Spanish baseball vocabulary is more limited than Wolfen’s baseball skill set.
We’re two of the better players on the team, but there are some guys who can play. Three dingers were hit during the BP session, and none were by us. However, there are a few who seem new to baseball, including one kid with Meyers’ lankiness, Gaer’s face, Bauman’s spaciness, and Jerome’s speed. We’ve got our eye out here for potential imports into the PCB farm system.
We practice every Thursday night in September, and Thursdays and Saturdays starting in October. We have a tournament in Córdoba the second weekend in October: stay tuned for a link to livestream the games.”