Three former Brusly High School baseball players now call themselves Champions.
Kwan Adkins, Austin Reich, and Evan Daigle, together with their fellow Northwestern State University Demons baseball teammates, clinched the 2018 Southland Conference Championship Saturday, May 28. The team claimed the first championship in the baseball program’s history.
“It’s amazing. Everything we ever worked for has come true. We all dreamed of winning a championship since we were little kids,” Daigle said. “Getting a championship with your brothers who you constantly put work in with every day just feels so satisfying.”
The three former Panthers know there is something special about being able to play with one another in college, especially winning a championship alongside each other.
“Getting to experience the championship with Kwan and Austin is really cool because we weren’t lucky enough to win together in high school,” Daigle said.
Daigle said even though baseball is a team game, he gives Adkins a lot of credit for their team’s success this year.
“I’m so proud of him (Adkins). I watched Kwan play since I was eight years old,” Daigle said. “I loved watching him have the year he had after struggling his first few and seeing the kind of teammate he is, by always being positive. Kwans a true leader and I’m forever grateful I got to play with him. We have grown close. He is my brother for life.”
The Demons, the number four seed in the Corvallis Regional, will face Oregon State on their home field this Friday at 9:30 p.m. Central time. The game will air nationally on ESPNU.