Following a second consecutive season that saw the University of Louisville baseball squad lose a number of players to the the Major League Baseball Draft, head coach Dan McDonnell will need to lean on some of his young talent in 2014-15.
Many of the freshman in a deep and talented freshman class are performing well during fall ball, including the Co-Kentucky Mr. Baseball from a year ago at Lexington Tates Creek, shortstop Devin Hairston.
"I'm loving it right now," he said of his first college fall ball experience.
Part of becoming a Cardinal is understanding the goals and aspirations of the players and coaches within the program and Hairston welcomes the expectations.
"There are high expectations, but I also have high expectations for myself," he explained. "I think it's a good thing because every body has high expectations for me as well."
Dangerous at the plate, where he hit over .400 as a senior, Hairston is also a very solid fielder, where he attempts to emulate 11-time Gold Glove winner Omar Vizquel.
Check out the video below of Cardinal Authority's 1-on-1 with Devin Hairston.
Louisville plans to host weekend scrimmages each week until the conclusion of fall workouts in mid-October. Dates and times for future scrimmages as well as the annual Pizza Bowl series will be announced throughout the fall.