Orlando, Florida – On the lone day off of their Spring Training program based in Cocoa Beach, Florida, the iCASE Baseball Academy spent a quality day in Orlando, beginning with a guided tour of the University of Central Florida campus. Next up was a brief practice, and the day ended with watching the pre-game and game between UCF and Florida State U, featuring Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston.
Winston, the mobile quarterback with an Adonis body, closed out the Seminoles 11-10 victory last night on the mound notching the save. Today, after spending at least a half hour before the game signing autographs for the near 4,000 crowd, the switch-hitter played a half game in left field, going 0-for-3 at the plate.
Back to the tour, it was an outstanding eye-opener for the iCASE student-athletes to learn how the USA’s second largest student body of 60,000+ functions on a well-laid-out campus that not was not nearly as intimidating as one might have expected, and was surprisingly easy to familiarize. The well-prepared guides talked about the school’s history, its course offerings, life on campus, finances, and everything in-between.
The baseball game wasn’t quite as exciting as the night before, as the mighty Seminoles improved their record to 14-2 with a 17-1 hammering of the Knights in front of a near 4,000 crowd that was 75% FSU fans. But the iCASE Huskies saw where the bar is set if they wish to play at the college level, and it was sunny with a 23 degree Celcius temperature, much better than the snowstorm at home.
Photos of Jameis Winston below. The three shots from his open side when hitting left-handed demonstrate his stance, his load, and his point of contact. What an incredible athlete he is!