Former Wildcat Spivey Off to a Good Start in Spokane

Published 07/09 2014 01:39PM

Updated 07/09 2014 02:31PM

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Former ACU catcher Seth Spivey wasted little time settling in at the plate in the minors for the Spokane Indians.

Earlier in the summer Spivey was selected in the tenth round of the MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. He quickly departed for the Rangers single-a short season affiliate Spokane Indians the following week.

Since arriving in the Northwest League, Spivey has hit for a blistering .348 batting average with five extra-base hits. That includes his first career professional home run on Sunday.

A start that not even the Indians catcher/second baseman saw coming.

"Honestly no I didn't. I didn't think I'd have the success I've had, but it's always good to get off to a good start," said Seth Spivey.

The former Wildcat also gave some credit for his great start in the minors to his time in Abilene.

"Coach [Britt] Bonneau and coach [Brandon] Stover both helped me out a lot hitting wise and mentally. Sometimes I get  really frustrated up at the plate. They really helped me out with that too. I just try and stay inside myself. Try not to get to big, not try to do to much. Just take healthy hacks, and try not to do to much," said Spivey.

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