Local children get the chance to interview college athletes one-on-one


WPSD Sports

PADUCAH, KY-- There's no question kids love field trips, especially when it's to a baseball game. But there has to be a certain learning aspect to a field trip, and that came on Monday when about three-hundred local children had the chance to interview college club baseball players.

"I was a little overwhelmed," admitted Michael Morales, an outfielder from Kennesaw State. "They just kept on coming, and coming, it didn't really stop."

"It was intimidating," said Dan Sharpe, a pitcher for the Maryland club baseball team. "It was a cool experience though."

Most of the children just wanted to know how college life is like.

"When you grow up, if you don't go to college, you won't be able to do what you wanted to do," said Kolby Keller, a student at Unity Elementary School in Brookport.

"They look up to us," said Sharpe. "So we have to give back to them, let them know that we can connect with them, and that they can aspire to be us, it's possible."

The National Club Baseball World Series wraps up with the championship game on Tuesday, at 2:00 PM.

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