Heading South

This television news story by WKYC Channel 3 sports reporter Steve Taylor aired on March 19, 1987, a day before the Yellow Jackets left for their spring break trip to Alabama. The Jackets were ranked ninth in the preseason, coming off back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championships and a second straight appearance in the NCAA regional playoffs. After taking some batting practice off of pitcher Tom Jurcak, Taylor got footage of the team working out at Finnie Stadium and interviewed head coach Bob Fisher and third baseman Joe Velky about the upcoming season.