NACOGDOCHES (KTRE) – The leadoff man, the table setter, starting left fielder Bryson Myles has helped catapult the SFA Baseball team to 16-6 record. Myles, a junior college transfer from Weatherford College is ripping up the Southland Conference in his first season leading the league in batting average with a .440 clip.
"Try to make sure that I don't change anything from day to day and that I don't change my mental approach mostly at the plate I'm always thinking that I need to hit the ball to right field and if the ball is pitched on the inside of the plate that's whenever I try to pull it," Myles said.
Myles was ready to play immediately, the leap from junior college to division one has been a smooth transition.
"It's not very good for a junior college guy to come in and sit around what you really want from those guys is to jump right in and compete and really contribute to what you're doing as a team. He's done a great job from just showing up from day one and establishing himself as one of the top guys on our team," SFA Baseball Coach Johnny Cardenas said.
Savvy with the Demarini in his hand Myles knows his parents are miles away but school is number one and he can't slip up on the studies.
"Dealing with Coach Cardenas and the coaching staff is one thing if I don't get my grades but if I have to make that phone call to my parent's that is a whole different thing and I don't want to end up doing," Myles said.
You can catch your leadoff man and the rest of the 'jacks this weekend. They begin a three game series against Nicholls State starting tomorrow at 3pm. Bryson Myles is your Jack of the Week.