Athlete Profile: Kyle Hardacker
Name- Kyle Hardacker Team- Lords Baseball Position- Third baseman Class- 2015 Hometown- Indianapolis, Ind. Major- Molecular biology? (Ed. As a first-year, I should know better than to ask a fellow first-year the dreaded "What's your major?" question. It's the equivalent of asking a senior "So, how are your post-grad plans shaping up?")
Q- How did you get involved with baseball at Kenyon?
A- Well, my older brother (Tom Hardacker ’10) played baseball here, so I knew what I was getting into.
Q- Can you tell me a little bit about this season?
A- Our first games were in February, and the NCAC playoffs are next Thursday, May 3, in Chillicothe, OH. There are only two seniors on the team right now, so it’s a lot of sophomores and juniors. I guess we’re a pretty young team.
See the full interview after the jump.
Q- Is there a moment that particularly stands out in your illustrious Kenyon baseball career so far?
A- I’d have to say beating Wooster and winning the Series. We’d never beaten them before on their home field, so it was a pretty big win.
A- It’s not too bad. In season, we generally practice every day, but sometimes our coach will give us a day off after practice. It’s not that tough to manage everything, because you still have a lot of free time outside of sports if you can plan your schedule accordingly.
Q- What are your favorite aspects of the team?
A- Coach (Matt Burdette) is really great. He gives everyone an opportunity to prove themselves and play. We’re a young team with a lot of potential, and it’s nice to have such a close-knit team with a lot of room for first years to contribute.