Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:41

Ethan Stoddard finding his swing again with Husson baseball program

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BANGOR - After spending his freshman year unused in the bullpen at Mahaney Diamond, Ethan Stoddard knew it was time for a change.

 

Stoddard came out of last season with no stats to show for it, so he made the call to transfer to Husson and he had all fall and winter to get his swing back.

"(laughs) It was difficult. It was a very humbling experience, it showed me how much hard work I need to put in," said Stoddard.

"Not swinging for a year, things go away pretty quick and it takes some time to get back into the swing of things and he did a good job of just kind of sticking with it," manager Jason Harvey.

Sticking with the game has payed dividends for Stoddard, he played in ten of Husson's first eleven games down in Florida and boasts a .414 batting average.

"It was very nice. Just getting on base, getting to run around the bases scoring runs. It reminded me a lot of Little League, just getting out there and having fun," said Stoddard

Now that the Eagles are back from Florida, the newly-minted third baseman will look to keep his progress going throughout the season.

"I've been hitting a lot of singles, hard hit singles, but I'd like to turn those into doubles and get into a lot of good scoring positions."

He'll have his next chance to get into some scoring positions this weekend down in Massachusetts against Newbury and Mitchell.

John Wagoner

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He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he gained experience in multiple newsrooms across the Carolinas, as well as working with ESPN U and...

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