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The Locker Room Show | July 9

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The Locker Room Show | July 9
The Locker Room Show | July 9

AWARD WINNING LOCKER ROOMSPONSORED BY YOUR HAMPTONROADS CHEVY DEALERS.

MAJORLEAGUE BASEBALL'S DRAFT ISJUST A COUPLE DAYS AWAY, SOMANY BALLPLAYERS ACROSS THECOUNTRY WILL BE WAITINGANXIOUSLY TO HEAR THEIR NAMESCALLED.

AS OF RIGHT NOW OLDDOMINION HAS PRODUCED 74 DRAFTPIKCS, AND OUTFIELDER KYLEBATTLE LOOKS TO BECOME THEIRLATEST DRAFTEE THIS WEEKEND.THIS DUGOUT THAT'S BEEN HOMETO ODU BASEBALL'S KYLE BATTLEFOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS ISABOUT TO BE HOME NO LONGER.THE MLB DRAFT BEGINS SUNDAY,AND BATTLE WILL SOON BE HEADEDTO ANTHOER PART OF THE COUNTRYTO BEGIN HIS PROFESSIONALCREEAR.

"I KINDA HAVE AN IDEAOF WHAT'S TO COME FEEL LIKEI'M PRETTY PREPARED FOR IT.

IKNOW THE LIFESTYLE IS A GRINDIF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT TO THEBIG LEAGUES, SO I'M JUST READYTO GO THROUGH THAT." BATTLEWANTS TO MAKE IT TO THE BIGS,AND TO HOPEFULLY ONE DAYEXPERIENCE WHAT IT'S LIKE TOWIN A WORLD SERIES TROPHY...BUT IT WAS ACTUALL TYHISTROHPY, THE STANLEY CUP, THATFIRST TOOK UP SPACE INBATTLE' SMIND AS A KID.BASEBALL WAS THE LAST SPORT HEPICKED UP.

ICE HOCKEY CAMEFIRST FIRST WHEN HE STARTEDSKATING AT FOUR YEARS OLD.

ITWASN'T UNTIL YEARS LATER WHENBATTLE GAVE BASEBALL A TRY."ONCE SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGHSCHOOL HIT... I STILL MISSHOCKEY TO THIS DAY.

I WATCHTHE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ANDIT'S LIKE WOW THAT WOULD BEAMAZING TO PLAY IN, ALSO IKNOW A WORLD SERIESCHAMPIONSHIP WOULD BE MY TOPDREAM EVER." WHILE BATTLE'SDITCHED HIS HOCKEY STICK FOR ABAT, HE VISEW THOSE DAYS ONTHE ICE AS BEING EXTREMELYBENEFICIAL TO THE WAY HEDEVELOPED AS A BASEBALLPLAYER.

"I THINK PLAYINGHOCKEY ACTUALLY HLPEED WITHBASEBALL BECAUSE HOCKEY'SROTATIONAL... I WAS CRUSHINGBALLS...12/13." BATTLE'S OLDERNOW, BUT HIS ABILITY TO HITBOMBS REMAINS.

HE LED THE TEAMIN HOME RUNS THIS YEAR WITH18, A NUMBER THAT RANKS 16THNIOATNALLY.

AND AFTER MANYSUCCESSFUL SEASONS AT ODU,HE'S RECEIVED GOOD FEEDBACKFRM PORO TEAMS. "..

I'VE HAD AGREAT YEAR." AND ONCE HE HEARSHIS NAME CALLED IN THE MLBRDAFT, HE'LL OFFICIALLY BEMOVIG NON FROM ODU, AND THISDGOUUT HE'S CALLED HOME FORTHE PAST FIVE YERAS.

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