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January 16, 2013

Looking ahead

TU to begin season on Jan. 26

THOMASVILLE — Two former Cairo Syrupmakers could play pivotal roles for the Thomas University Night Hawks this season.

One (Hugh Russell Lee) is TU’s only returning everyday starter from last season. The other (Jeremy Crosby) is a new piece to the Night Hawks puzzle.

Both could difference-makers in TU’s season which begins on Jan. 26 against Montreat College.

“That’s a big addition for us,” said Lee about Crosby, an imposing presence in left field. “He’s going to be a big help.

“He swings it well and has a good arm out there in the outfield. He gives us somebody in the middle of lineup that can do some damage.”

Lee, a shortstop, was TU’s fourth-leading hitter last season with a .301 average. Lee also smacked seven doubles and drove in 18 runs.

Other potential standouts in the field include Josh Bruijn, who will patrol first base after sitting out last year with a torn labrum.

“He’s back swinging the bat well,” Lee said.

Mike Hutcherson will play center field after transferring from Lawson State (Ala.).

“He’s a kid that runs well, takes really good routes and is a good defensive outfielder. He puts the ball in play,” Lee said. “We’ve got some junior college kids in that can help us. I like what we’ve got. It’s just a matter of making sure they can execute what we’re doing.”

“I’m really pleased with the effort (of the team). Guys are understanding what it takes to play at this level. They’re working hard, good spirits and a lot of good chemistry with these guys.

“I’m pleased with it.”

For full details, see Thursday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.

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