Kyle Hann brings high energy to the game

Hillfield Strath Allen College (Ontario, Canada) 2012 baseball player Kyle Hann, a Mississippi State baseball signee, will bring a lot of energy to the game when he sets foot on Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field.

  • Name: Kyle Hann
  • Classification: 2012
  • Position: Infielder
  • Ht, Wt: 5-foot-7, 180
  • Bats/Throws: Right/Right
  • High School: Hillfield Strath Allen College (Oakville, Ontario, [Canada])
  • Summer Travel Team: Ontario Blue Jays - Black (18)
  • Schools of Interest: Signed with Mississippi State

    "You will see a lot of energy from me, for sure," said the talented youngster. "(Offensively) I will lay (a bunt) down, I can also put a ball in the gap, and also show a little bit of power, although I don't look like a big power guy. I'm an average runner but due to my energy I look like I run faster. I also have a pretty good arm. But mainly I bring a lot of energy to the field."

    Hann almost didn't wind up at Mississippi State due to signing with Oklahoma State initially. But a change in the Oklahoma State coaching staff caused him to ask for his release and look for another college.

    "I was comfortable with the first coaching staff but when they left I just knew that it would be rebuilding with the new staff and I wanted to be with a great team that would be able to compete really well (with other teams)," said Hann, who, in addition to Oklahoma State, received recruiting interest from Oregon, Florida State, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Florida International prior to signing with Oklahoma State.

    After receiving his release from Oklahoma State, he looked at several programs and decided to sign with Mississippi State, the same program that fellow Team Canada and Ontario Blue Jays teammate Jacob Robson had signed with. He talked about why he chose Mississippi State.

    "They won the SEC Tournament so I knew they were a good program," said the three-year member (2010-2012) of the Baseball Canada Junior National Team. "And I wanted to play for a good baseball program that had a lot of support among the fanbase. And I know it's great there. It also helped a lot that Robbie (Jacob Robson) was going to be there. We roomed together with Team Canada, so we had been around each other and supported each other."

    Playing for Team Canada has prepared Hann for the type pitching that he will faced in the tough Southeastern Conference.

    "It helps a lot (to have played for Team Canada) because you get used to seeing 90 to 95 (miles per hour) fastballs, so it becomes natural when you face that," said Hann.

    Hann and his Ontario Blue Jays - Black 18(U) teammates played in Memphis, Tennessee the past two weeks in the Keith Hagan Memorial All-American Tournament (wood bat) in front of numerous college coaches.

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