Player of the Month-Jordan Douville

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Dig In would like to congratulate Jordan Douville as the Dig In Player of the Month


Jordan finished a strong freshman campaign on Magruder High School’s Varsity Baseball team, starting in the outfield and getting valuable innings on the mound. Moved up from JV after just a couple games, Jordan has made the most of his opportunity. “I was very surprised and glad that I was given a chance to play on varsity. I was also very nervous as there was only one sophomore and the rest juniors/ seniors on the team, before Kyle (who also plays for Dig In) and I got moved up.”


“Jordan has been preparing for varsity level baseball for over the past year, it’s no surprise to me at all that he has performed the way he has as a freshman on varsity” says Coach Pete Bruce, Jordan’s coach for the past year. “He out worked everyone else in the off-season, its pretty simple”.  


Jordan started batting at the bottom of the lineup but thanks to a batting average getting close to .400 he was moved up to the second slot and has not looked back since.


”The hardest part of being on varsity, physically, has been the change in speed and control that I see in the batter’s box. Mentally, it has been just staying focused all of the time. Being my first season of highschool baseball I am not really used to practices/games almost everyday, and staying focused gets pretty tough.”  


The mental part of the game is important at any level but even more so as you get older and Jordan displays the easy going and resilient attitude we see present in all good players.


A middle infielder in his youth, Jordan was moved to right field once brought up to varsity. An adjustment he was happy to make. “When I was put into the outfield the first time that I played I was not surprised as the infield spots are well locked down. Other than that it hasn't been too bad of a change. Although I haven't ever really played outfield before I already feel comfortable playing it.”


“My advice for someone going to highschool next year is to work on playing all positions because you never know where you'll be asked to play, and if you can play every position then you have a better chance to play.” - Jordan Douville


Some wise words for the younger players in our program.


“I give a lot of credit to his parents, Brett and Karen. They not only let us, the coaches, do our thing but they also give Jordan the space to succeed on his own terms and let him grow and develop at his own pace.”-Coach Bruce


Allowing that space is crucial to a player’s development both on and off the field. Each player matures and learns at his own pace. Jordan was on one of the founding Dig In teams over 3 years ago and since that time has continued to get better day after day. It wasn’t an overnight success.


Coach Will Frazier on Jordan’s development “Jordan is the definition of a Dig In player. He bought into the process at a young age and is now starting to reap the rewards. He takes full advantage of every opportunity to get better, whether its Strength and Conditioning, attending every practice or getting in extra swings at the facility, he is there 100% ready to go. Jordan’s best baseball is still in front of him and we are excited to see him get even better!”


More important than Jordan’s on the field performance this year was his performance in the classroom.  With a weighted GPA of 4.23 the sky's the limit for Jordan when it comes to his future in the game of baseball. We are very excited to watch him continue his success both on and off the field. Congrats again to Jordan!