Well, you might soon be hearing a lot of it. The 6-3 redshirt freshman made quite a showing in his first game as a Tiger. He went two-for-four in his debut with a triple and a homerun.
"I had a good night," Mayer said. "I went up there with a plan. I picked the right pitch and things fell in place."
Mayer played at the designated hitter position, but there is talk among the coaches of working him into a regular position on the field. Coach Smoke Laval said they are working with Mayer at catcher and might try him at first base. However, he's pleased with the guys in the field, so Mayer may have to wait his turn.
"They all know their role and
that's the way it goes,"
Mayer played third base, first base and pitcher in high school but seems content to get into the game however he can.
"This year's really a special year because we have so many players that can play," Mayer said. "We're so deep. Matt Liuzza and Dustin Weaver are doing a great job behind the plate and I am so proud to be learning with them because they're probably the best catchers that I'm going to be able to work with at this level. Will Harris is doing a great job at first base. It really doesn't matter if I DH or if I'm on the field or if I have to sit out a couple of games just as long as I'm backing my teammates. That's all that matters."
"He comes as a freshman and does it
didn't try to make the team. So now he'll be good this year and if he keeps doing it our way and the way its taught that's how it's supposed to work."
It is not often that you see a guy
hit a triple in his very first collegiate at-bat. Even
"He had a nice calmness about him,"
"It'll catch up with
While many people at the park were
surprised by the newcomer's power-hitting,
"We've seen him do it even last
year as a red-shirt,"