Air Force Cadet plays for Marysville Goldsox
By Senior Airman Allen Pollard, 9 RW/PA
/ Published July 11, 2012
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., --
Air Force Academy cadet Seth Kline took a three week Operation Air Force tour here June 25 - July 13.
In his three week tour the Mountain West All-Conference Baseball Team sophomore standout will play summer baseball for the Marysville Goldsox.
"I love it," said Kline. "The Goldsox have great coaches."
The Goldsox are a summer league baseball team consisting of college players from all around the nation who aim to keep improving their game during their respective schools offseason.
Kline just completed his sophomore season with a .322 batting average, .441 on-base percentage, five home runs and 25 walks as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Air Force Falcons.
In the July 5 game against the California Glory of Lodi, Calif. Kline aided the Goldsox by scoring a run off teammate Tommy Lininger's double.
Before the 8-3 win and sixth consecutive victory Goldsox members had nothing but positive things to say about Kline and his time with the team.
"He is a great teammate," said Tim Lewis, a utility player. "He made a big impression in a short time."
Lewis also added he has a lot of respect for military members and the sacrifices they go through.
Kline has just one week left with the Goldsox until moving on to the next stop of the Operation Air Force tour.
"He's a quality athlete and an inspiring ballplayer," said Jack Johnson, Goldsox head coach. "He's mentally strong and a great player to have."
Kline hopes to help the Goldsox continue to win in his final week with the team.