GROTON, Mass. — Two years ago, Luke Beckstein was a wide-eyed freshman looking to acclimate himself into big-time baseball.
Beckstein, like so many other newbies, discovered early on that the Independent School League is one of the most-competitive and arduous prep leagues in the country.
Now set to begin his senior year at Groton School, Beckstein (Tyngsboro, Mass.) says his initial season with the Zebras was more of a transitional period for him in terms of learning to adapt on the fly.
The lessons and values he adhered to then have sculpted him into becoming one of the top two-way players in the ISL — good enough to earn a Division 1 scholarship.