NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Stephen F. Austin sophomore Hunter Dozier was all-district, all-star all-everything at Denton High school. Dozier played quarterback for the football while also playing shortstop and even becoming the ace pitcher for the baseball team. So Dozier had his choice of college but he says SFA just felt right.
"The coaches were really nice and I really liked the team because they bonded well and I liked that," said Dozier. "I went to some other schools and the team wasn't as close and I just really like the atmosphere here in Nacogdoches."
As a freshman Dozier played in 50 games and for a .315 average with 5 home runs. Those are not bad stats at all for the new kid on the block and Dozier is doing even better this season. Coach Cardenas credits Dozier's success to his every day attitude towards the game of baseball.
"Hunter is the kind of guy that every day that he comes to the field he has an idea of what he needs to work on to make himself a better hitter," said Cardenas. "I don't think you can find anybody that works any harder to prepare themselves for a game and I think that shows in the results."
Over the summer Dozier played in the Texas Collegiate League for the East Texas Pump Jacks. Playing almost every day and working on his game helped him get off to a fast start this year. So far Dozier is hitting over .325 and already has 6 home runs and he leads the Lumberjacks in almost every offensive category.
"Playing everyday over the summer helped me out a lot," said Dozier. "Doing a lot of work before the games and working out and getting the playing time really helped me grow as a player."
Hunter Dozier is your Jack of the week.