April 14th, 2017

Dan Durkin never really saw it coming. As he prepared to play his senior season after earning All-Big Ten honors last year at second base for the Spartans, the only thing on his mind was competing for a conference championship and getting his team back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. But when the team held its annual First Pitch Dinner in mid-February, coach Jake Boss Jr. called the native of Tinley Park, Illinois, up to the podium.

Source: Detroit News