Baseball tryouts begin Sept. 26

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

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The Eastern baseball team will have walk-on tryouts starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, at Coaches Stadium.

This marks the second straight year that the Panthers have offered walk-on tryouts.

Students that want to try out must receive a physical and a sickle cell test from Health Services. Potential walk-ons must also provide proof of insurance and register with the NCAA Clearinghouse online.

Any questions or concerns should be directed at Eastern’s pitching coach Jason Anderson through his email [email protected]

Anderson said students that want to try out have to bring all the necessary paperwork from the requirements listed above to the actual tryout to be able to participate.

Last year, Eastern had open tryouts for the first time since 2010. Pitcher Kyle Arnett made the team, sticking with the Panthers during the fall despite not being able to play during the 2014 season because he had previously played at Benedictine University and was not eligible.

Arnett pitched during the fall, helping Eastern prepare for the season.

Anderson said prospective walk-ons should get their paperwork done as soon as possible because if anything is missing the student will not be able to tryout.

Aldo Soto can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]