OSWEGO, NY –– In his final days playing college baseball, Oswego State senior Eric Hamilton is taking time to reflect on and prepare for what could be a major milestone in just a few short weeks.
Already breaking the program record for home runs last season, and the doubles and hits records this year, the accolades keep rolling in for the Liverpool, New York native.
When 30 teams are on the clock for the MLB Draft in June, Hamilton hopes to hear his name called. For now, his goal is to bring a World Series title to Oswego State.
Despite the undeniable pressure, Hamilton is thankful for the opportunity to make school history.
“That comes with winning, you know. I’m just doing whatever I can to help this team win,” said Hamilton. “If that means to hit the ball, drive runners in, get on base so people can drive me in. I’m just doing whatever it takes to help win, and if that means breaking some more records, I’m completely fine with it”.
Hamilton’s leadership will not be lost to those around him. For a player of his stature, it’s easy for his quality of character to be forgotten. Head Coach Scott Landers is as impressed with his attitude as any other aspect of his game.
“He comes from a good family,” said Landers. “He’s a very good person to be around, a pleasure to be around; either as a coach, or another player. With his work off the field and on the field, a lot of people look up to him”.
Hamilton will be honored as part of Senior Day this Saturday, as the Lakers look to clinch SUNYAC tournament home-field advantage against the Oneonta Red Dragons for the first time in program history. First pitch is scheduled for 12 pm.