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Kansas State lefty Jordan Wicks (KSU Athletics)


K-State’s Jordan Wicks Wins Summer Breakout Prospect Award

Summer Baseball

Jordan Wicks’ baseball career got started as the result of a friendly bargain, and some good sense — at Mr. Goodcents.

When Wicks was growing up in Conway, Arkansas, his parents used to play in regular basketball games on Saturdays. After every game, they’d stop by a sub shop called Mr. Goodcents, which was run by a former Kansas State pitcher named Scott Stroth. Wicks was about 4 years old at the time, and Stroth’s son Jack was about the same age.

“We made a deal: I would play on Scott’s baseball team if Jack would play on my[…]