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Baseball Holds Scout Day in the Midst of No-Shave November
Nov. 6, 2017

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - A handful of days into the month of November, with facial hair beginning to grow across the roster, the Florida Atlantic University baseball team welcomed nearly 40 scouts to FAU Baseball Stadium for Scout Day.

Draft-eligible players on the team were put through the paces on Sunday night, with timed 60-yard dashes, a few rounds of batting practice, and a short intrasquad scrimmage featuring almost a dozen Owl pitchers completing the night.

"Scout Day is always a fun day and the players look forward to it each fall," said Head Coach John McCormack. "I like to see how our guys respond in that environment, and I think all of our guys showed well. It was a good event."

With Scout Day coming on the fifth day of the month, it also coincides with the Owls' yearly ritual of No-Shave November. During the other 11 months of the year, the squad holds firm with the team policy of being clean shaven with neatly-trimmed hair. Only in November can the players let loose, to raise cancer awareness as well as donations, with all proceeds going towards League of Ribbons at the Lynn Cancer Institute, part of the nearby Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

"The work that Jan and League of Ribbons do for people going through treatment is unbelievable," said McCormack. "If we can help support that in any way, I think it is an honor."

To learn more about League of Ribbons, visit their website here:



The Owls' preseason continues this week with another annual tradition, the Fall World Series. It will take place on three consecutive days, beginning Wednesday, with a tentative scheduled start of 1:30 each day. Stay tuned for more information on the event.

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