Last month, New England Baseball Journal published a feature article on Phillips Academy's Sebastian Mexico and how, through social media, the senior was able to utilize that platform to network himself for college programs around the country. The action would eventually lead to a commitment to Fordham University.
Taking a similar path, prospering junior Beck Milner has come up with his own method of showcasing himself by way of a creative, newfound invention that appears to be growing in popularity throughout the baseball world.
The Taft School student-athlete got on board with HitTrax, and worked his way into playing in a couple of sanctioned tournaments speared on by HitTrax. Last summer, Milner won a "Friday Night Fights'' tournament, and then proceeded to top that achievement earlier this month. Milner took part in the Green Easton Classic high school finals, squaring off against other high school players from across the United States.
Milner's superb hitting skills quickly propelled him through the preliminary and semifinal rounds, landing him a spot in the national finals. Upon reaching the tournament championship, Milner, after coming up short in the opening round of the best-of-three event, proceeded to win the next two rounds and was crowned national champion.