Locos Knick Monarchs, 5-4
Date: Jul 19, 2018
*Photo Courtesy to the Big Ten Conference, Illinois University, Michigan State University, and the Ohio State University*
Excitement continues to build for the Lake Erie Monarchs 2018 season. The campaign begins in just 23 days with a road test against the St. Clair Green Giants. As the season gets nearer, lets introduce three more Big Ten conference products who look forward to contributing at a high level in the coming month.
OF Andrew Dyke, Illinois:
The redshirt freshman has made an impact in 10 games for the Illini during his first collegiate season. His patience at the plate has led to him drawing seven walks through his first 22 plate appearances. He also has scored three runs and driven in two.
Dyke logged significant playing time on the diamond during his four-year playing career at Brother Rice High School in Chicago. He hit .402 with six home-runs and 37 RBI as part of his fantastic senior season. He was named all-state and a Louisville Slugger All-American during that campaign. Andrew was also recognized as the No. 12 sophomore in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report in 2014.
Dyke is a distinguished scholar, having previously won an AP Scholar Award in high school. He also joined the National Honor Society while at Brother Rice. He is currently a Business major at Illinois.
LHP Evan Flohr, Michigan State:
The junior southpaw is in his first season as a member of a baseball program at a four-year university. He has compiled a 4.64 ERA in 21.1 innings of work and 20 strikeouts over 14 appearances for the Spartans.
Before MSU, Flohr played baseball for two years at Cypress College in California. He logged time in 25 games (seven starts) for their program, firing 59 stanzas and fanning 62 hitters while also recording two saves. He majored in Criminal Justice.
Evan was an all-conference selection during all three of his seasons with Northville High School. He played an integral role in Northville’s successful 2015 season.
LHP Alex Theis, Ohio State:
Another talented lefty pitcher, Alex Theis is redshirting this season. He is an exploration major at OSU. He lettered four times in his high school career at New Riegel High School in Ohio. In addition to pitching, Theis played first base and the outfield. He won a gold glove for his fielding efforts three times and was twice named all-league.
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