Mt. Carmel, Ill.— Wabash Valley College’s baseball team hosted a number of professional scouts, ranging from area scouts to national cross-checkers, for a showcase on Sept. 17. There were several in attendance representing the majority of the Major League clubs.
WVC Head Baseball Coach Rob Fournier stated the scouts “were there to see and evaluate our athletes, to determine who may be a fit for their organization in the future.”
In total, more than 30 MLB and college/university scouts were on hand to scope out the wealth of talent the WVC baseball Warriors have to offer.
“It was a great event for the guys. It allowed them to compete against one another, celebrate each other and showcase their skills in front of some great professional organizations. All around it was a great day,” said Fournier.
The importance of the event wasn’t lost on the team either. For two years straight, Warriors have been drafted into the MLB. In total, 103 former WVC baseball Warriors have been drafted into the MLB since 1986. 85 of those 103 were drafted under the leadership of Coach Fournier since 1997.
“We had a lot of positive interactions as there are a number of athletes who have the potential to play professionally,” said Fournier. “The guys responded well to having the scouts in attendance. They didn’t let the moment get too big for them.”