Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer League Baseball: Cory McCullick & Nathan Marlowe

It has been roughly 3 weeks since the both of us have been down here in Fulton, KY and it has definitely been an enjoyable and eye-opening experience. The drive time was about 8 1/2 hours for Mars (pictured, below right) from Milwaukee, WI and about 5 hours for Cory (pictured at left) from Bloomington/Normal, IL, so it wasn't really as bad as the 32 hour trek for Hoss and Binder.

We are staying in a trailer, yes I said trailer, behind the baseball field with 7 guys from the team, including ourselves. The town of Fulton is relatively small, about 1,500 or so in population and the square mileage to the city isn't all that big either, but it clearly doesn't show the extraordinary welcome we've received from the people in the town. We've never seen anything like the passion these people have for a single baseball team, it really is something.

Our record currently stands at 11-8, 3 games behind first place. We are currently in the 5th day of a 7-game/day road trip that has seen us take the first 3 out of 4 on the road including a 15-inning marathon last night (Wed.) in Farmington, MO that we were able to win 7-4. We didn't get back to Fulton until roughly 4 am this morning, so needless to say we were a bit tired. We travel in a big white school bus with orange and brown stripes (our colors) and the Fulton Railroaders logo on it. The seats are not comfortable at all while trying to sleep but we have to make do with what we have! The team consists of mostly Division I baseball players with a couple Division II, Division III, and Junior College players also. The team is from mostly Kentucky and Tennesee, with a couple kids from Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

We have had great weather, about 87 and really humid on average so we hope that we'll be able to continue to avoid any rainouts that could come our way. Hope everything is good back in Madison and we'll be writing again soon.

-Cory McCullick- Sr. CF
-Nathan Marlowe- Sr. P

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do hope the trailer is a double-wide.