The hit machine

In his first full season as an outfielder, Mesa's Carpenter swinging a hot bat

Garrett Carpenter has at least one hit in 22 of the 25 games he’s played this season, including his current 21-game hitting streak. Before this season, the Colorado Mesa junior was a pitcher, making his success at the plate even more remarkable.



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Garrett Carpenter has at least one hit in 22 of the 25 games he’s played this season, including his current 21-game hitting streak. Before this season, the Colorado Mesa junior was a pitcher, making his success at the plate even more remarkable.

Colorado Mesa baseball coach Chris Hanks was asked why he hadn’t played Garrett Carpenter in the field and let him bat prior to this season. It was a fair question. Carpenter is on a…




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