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May 2, 2013

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Former New Albany standout Jordan Striegel has not played one inning for Louisville this season. But that does not mean the Cardinal freshman has been working hard at U of L.

Striegel has been working on all areas of his game and is getting physically ready for upcoming seasons as a Cardinal.

“I’ve been in the gym, trying to get stronger and faster,” said Striegel, who made the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State first team his junior year at New Albany. “I’ve been working on my hitting and trying to get my arm stronger. I get to practice every day, so that’s the main thing.”

Striegel will most likely redshirt this season if he does not play in a game. His goal next season is to start at second base.

Striegel says he has been getting lots of advice about the college game from U of L’s current starting second baseman, Nick Ratajczak.

“I’ve been playing behind Rat at second base, and I’ve been learning a lot from him from picking his brain,” Striegel said. “I enjoy coming to the locker room every day and coming out to practice. It’s a good time. The coaches are great. Being close to home so my family can see me play is a big thing.”


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