Recruiting: Bouncing Between Baseball, Track

Nate Sorenson is having a tremendous spring and summer athletically. The Oklahoma State commitment is in position to be a double state champion. The 6-2, 200-pound Sorenson will be involved this weekend in both the state track meet and also in the regional final baseball playoffs that could land the Tigers in the state baseball tournament.

"We play McKinney North on Thursday and Saturday in baseball," said the Texarkana (Texas High), Texas standout on Wednesday before heading off to baseball practice. "Then on Friday I will be at the state track meet to run in the 800 (4X200) meter relay. We have the fastest time in the state going in."

Yes, and while he is part of that speedy relay team, Sorenson has been red hot on the diamond, or we should say at the plate. He is 11-of-16 hitting in the playoffs with five walks.

If the Tigers defeat McKinney North in the best two-out-of-three series then they advance to the state tournament.

"I've had a blast in baseball especially since this is my last season to play because graduating early I will be at Oklahoma State next spring," said Sorenson.

"As for track, there is no doubt that it has helped me. I'm in the best shape of my life. Track has really helped my physical shape and I feel like I have really increased my acceleration. I think I have the same speed but better technique and I can go from start to full speed much faster than before."

After this busy weekend Sorenson hopes to be playing baseball for another week then it will be time for the summer. Texas High did not have any spring football, so they will start fall practice earlier and get a jump on some of their opponents.

"I'm going to be working out this summer, in the morning working out for football," said Sorenson. "The I've got to start my summer job. I'm working at a new sports gym."

Imagine that.

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