KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Telford Leads Jacks To Big (Diamond) Dance



Bookmark and Share

BROOKINGS, S.D. --  Five long balls, in a very cold spring, puts Daniel Telford tops in the Summit League homerun race.  But is batting average is what's really turning heads.  

Hitting right around .450, a game without a Telford base hit is pretty rare.

"He's been our one constant offensively.  I mean, guys just don't bat .500 in college and that's what he's doing."  Manager Dave Schrage Says.

His senior year has proved to be his best.  And the difference between batting .200 last year and .400 plus this year?

"Uh trying to shoot the ball to left field.  Going the other way, taking what they're going to give you.  And I think that's led to a lot of my success."  Telford says.

And that discipline at the plate means pitchers are looking at Telford a whole new way.

"Teams are having to come in on me again because I'm hitting the ball the other way so well.  And that's just making it easier to hit everywhere I guess."  Telford says.

Telford's success helps spark the rest of the Jacks lineup.

"He's the kind of guy that gets us going.  When he comes up everybodies like 'something good is going to happen'.  And hitting is contagious and he's been our leader in that way."  Schrage says.

"You know, get my pitch, and staying consistent, I think the confidence I have helps.  I mean, going out there and just keep doing what you're doing."  Telford says.

Dan Telford, raking the ball than just about anyone in the Summit League, hopes to use his hot bat well into the tournament.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Zenner, Weineke All-Americans again!

PHILADELPHIA -- South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner and ...

Luverne rallies past Totino-Grace in hockey thriller  story with video

Freshman sensation Jaxon Nelson helped the Luverne Cardinals erase a ...

Jacks win streak snapped by #14 Utah  story with video

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Freshman Brekkott Chapman scored a career-best 22 points ...

HBC beats Luverne in boys hoops  story with video  Dec. 23

Krogman leads Northern Wolves  story with video  Dec. 23

Hughes signs extension with Twins  story with video  Dec. 23

Buchta honored by USHL  story with video  Dec. 23

Ashley and Ward honored by NSIC  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Woman Accused Of Drowning Young Daughter

A St. Paul woman is facing a second-degree murder charge ...

Keurig Recalls 'Mini Plus' Coffee Makers

Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve ...

Outbreaks Of Norovirus Are Hitting MN Hard

Outbreaks of norovirus are hitting Minnesota hard. ...

Firefighters Shop For Hospitalized Kids   Dec. 23

SD Middle School Teacher Sentenced On Drug Charge  Dec. 23

Tensions Mount In Aftermath Of Shooting By Police Officer  Dec. 23

Families Reunite Just In Time For Christmas  story with video  Dec. 23

Alcohol Related Crashes On The Decline In SD  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top