“I liked the class sizes and I talked to some of the professors and they seemed really helpful. The program really seems to be moving in the right direction. Last year they were one game away from going to the world series, and they recruited a lot of talent that’s going to be there with me next year and it sounds like it’s going to be an exciting time.”
Eaker plans to study criminal justice. He hit .284, and scored 24 runs last season. He was also a starter on Western’s state champion squad in 2012. He hopes to make an impact as a freshman at the two-year college.
“Coach Brown said he’s really close with coach Taylor and that they really like the real aggressive, real upbeat kind of guys,” Eaker said. “I guess that’s how I am, I’m always real vocal, always trying to help everybody.”
Brown described Eaker as “a real baseball guy. He lives it and breathes it. He just loves the game and because of that he’s an extremely coachable kid. He might be a little bit smaller in stature, but his heart and his play on the field is a lot bigger than that.”