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Bearcats showcase skills for pro scouts

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For the 14th straight year the Binghamton University Bearcats hosted their Pro Day, inviting several scouts from Major League Baseball teams to evaluate the talent on the team. Bill Bereszniewicz and Jake Thomas are the two most recent draftees from BU. Bereszniewicz in 2014 to the Dodgers and Thomas this past June to the Blue Jays.

Wtih a recent track record of success, it's not impossible to think that this year's crop of Bearcats features at least one future professional ballplayer. Senior infielder Reed Gamache could very well be the next Bearcat drafted, but he says he's just excited for the chance to showcase his talent.

"Just go out there and have fun and show off our skills," Gamache said. "Everyone's just so excited to get in front of these pro scouts. It's truly exciting because you don't get the opportunity every day to do that being out here so, it's cool to have them come out here for us."

"We don't get a lot of guys right out of high school who are ready to be drafted and play professional baseball," said Head Coach Tim Sinicki. "I think the scouts have an appreciation for the fact that we develop our guys once they get here on campus. This is one of my favorite days of the year because it's an opportunity for our guys to go out there and have some fun. All it takes is for one team to really like you and you get a chance to play professional baseball."

At least nine scouts attended Thursday's camp. Representatives from the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Francisco Giants were among those in attendance.