Name Game: Axman Is Perfect Fit In New Version Of Appy LeagueSummer Baseball
It’s as if a guy named Jay Blue played for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Instead, the Appalachian League – which is in its inaugural season as a summer collegiate wood-bat circuit – is home to pitcher Ethan Axman of theKingsport Axmen.
“People bring up my name every day,” said Axman, a 6-3, 205-pound righthander who pitched for Missouri State last year but is now in the transfer portal.
“My teammates joke that they named this team after me or that I was meant to be on this club.”
Axman, who had a 10.29 ERA in just four appearances last year, said Missouri State[…]