Sometimes the best in their craft just fall into it.
That's the case for Loggers pitcher Jacob Dorris .
who was an all-star in La Crosse two summers ago.
We introduced you to his story then.
His high school team needed someone to pitch.
He had never done it .
but his coach said ?? Can you throw sidearm .
like when you turn a double play??
Sure enough he could .
and it's with the Loggers .
where he learned he wants make a career of it.
Dorris 9/24 I always think back to the summer I was
here and some of the lessons I learned that summer.
The biggest for Jacob .
perfecting his then new-found love for pitching.
Here's how he described that two years ago.
Pac 00/37 It legitimately changed my life.
Jacob led the Northwoods league in strikeouts in 2012
and earned an invitation to the prestigious Cape Cod
That's where he spent summer .
Jacon 10/07 Met a lot of good friends out there, had
some great coaches, there's a lot of exposure.
He began this season playing in the Cape too.
But after three weeks .
he wanted to come back to where it all started.
dorris 11/03 I think I re-fell in love with baseball
that first summer I was here in 2012 and obviously
it's still going.
I called Mr.
Goodell, hey, please take me back, I want to be a
A lot's changed since his first summer here ...
Dorris 9/11 A lot of growing pains, a lot of growing,
getting better as a ballplayer, and just as a man.
But his love for the Loggers never will.
Dorris 11/18 It sounds cliche but the Copeland crazies
really do mean a lot to me.
That's kind of where I learned to love baseball again
and this place is what made me realize it's what I
want to do with the rest of my life, is play and coach