Hopefuls pursue major-league dreams in summer collegiate leagues
“I feel like I’ve improved a lot so far,” Milon said. “We’re only halfway through the summer season, but it really gives you a chance to work on the things that you might not have had a chance to work on in the spring because, with the competition, you’re just going out and trying to win. What I do is up to me now.
“If I’m pitching in a game, I can throw whatever I want to throw, whatever I need to work on, not throwing whatever the coach wants me to throw because we need to win that game.”
Ultimately, the players view their summer experiences as a step down the road toward their professional aspirations.
“I want to play major league baseball,” said George Mason infielder Jordan Hill, a teammate of Milon on the Aces. “It’s been my dream. That’s what I want to do. It’s going to take a lot of hard work. You have to start somewhere, and this is where I’m starting. I hope to just keep improving every day until I make it to the highest level.”
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