Sandle making an impact in summer collegiate baseball league

Michael Sandle didn’t get a chance to play at South Alabama last season, redshirting instead for the Jaguars during his first season as a college baseball player.

It wasn’t an easy thing to do for an athlete who played multiple sports while at Navarre High School.

“It was hard at first because I’m used to always doing something. I had to go from that to just watching the game,” Sandle said. “I got used to it in time and kept working hard and hopefully it will pay off.”

Soon enough, Sandle will get his chance to showcase his skills at the college level. For now, he’s doing it over the summer as a member of the Wilmington Sharks of the wooden-bat Coastal Plain League.

He is playing in a league featuring teams in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia, a league comprised of college baseball players from around the country and a league that has seen nearly 1,400 of its alums drafted by Major League teams in its 20 years of existence.

Read the full article in the July 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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