Edmond Santa Fe right-hander Ty Hensley walked to the mound at Wrigley Field on Saturday, starting for the American team in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.
He got the first batter he faced to ground out, then worked out of a two-on, one-out situation with a double play to cap a scoreless inning.
“It was a blast,” Hensley said. “It was so much fun to be able to do that.”
Hensley hit 94 on the radar gun during his performance.
After getting back from Chicago, Hensley made his college choice official when he committed to Ole Miss.
He chose the Rebels over Arizona State and Texas.
He said he had known he wanted to commit to Ole Miss for awhile but wanted to wait to make it official.
“I just wanted to make sure that it was for sure where I wanted to go,” he said. “Felt like it was a place where I could develop as both a pitcher and a hitter better than anyplace else.”
FORMER OSU PLAYER JOINS YUKON STAFF
Yukon football coach Todd Wilson stumbled into quite a find for his coaching staff.
Wilson hired former Oklahoma State and NFL defensive back Jamie Thompson as an assistant just a few days before camp opened last Tuesday.
After college, Thompson spent parts of two seasons in the NFL before returning to Oklahoma State as a graduate assistant on the Cowboys' staff. Before coming to Yukon, he was working as an assistant coach for the high school powerhouse in Hoover, Ala.
The Millers have enjoyed his presence early in fall camp.
“He's a really cool guy,” senior Derek Deeds said. “He definitely seems to know what he's talking about, so I'm hoping to pick up some extra stuff from him about playing defensive back.”
PRACTICES QUICKER AT MCGUINNESS
It took a practice for McGuinness senior quarterback Camden Tharp to adjust to his new coaches' style.
During early practices under new coach Justin Jones, the Irish is running a scripted team offense, meaning Tharp has to be on his game. Under former coach Kenny Young, the coach called the plays during practice, Tharp said.
“(Tuesday) was sluggish, a little bit, but that was on me” Tharp said. “It's supposed to be 40 plays in 20 minutes. (Tuesday) we did about 32, but (Wednesday) we did about 45.”
Tharp said the Irish will run a no-huddle offense some of the time this season, so the quickly paced team offense is meant to, in part, prepare for that.
BY RYAN ABER, SCOTT WRIGHT AND JASON KERSEY