By PATRICK SLACK
Ever since he was a little kid playing Wiffle Ball, Little Falls’ Kyle Boser dreamed of going on to play baseball in college.
Boser made that dream a reality with a couple of signatures, Wednesday morning, signing a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at St. Cloud State University.
“It’s been a dream since I can remember,” Boser said. “Growing up, watching the big guys – it’s surreal to be here now.”
Boser’s search focused primarily on North Dakota State and St. Cloud State, with a campus visit tilting the scales.
“I took one visit at St. Cloud State and I knew it was where I wanted to be,” Boser said. “Coach (Pat) Dolan is a great guy, very sincere. I couldn’t ask for anything else.”
Boser is the latest in a pipeline of recent Flyers to continue playing baseball after high school, something he credits for helping his development.
“It’s awesome, having a winning record every year is so much fun,” Boser said. Just being a part of it is great.”
Last spring, Boser posted a 3-1 record with a 3.03 ERA in 30 innings pitched, striking out 30 in a weather-abbreviated season.
Perhaps his top performance to date came in the second round of the playoffs, where he tossed a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Minnewaska Area.
The Flyers will look to him for more outings like that this spring, as he is one of only two returners to throw more than three innings last season.
“I’m looking forward to just getting back at it, motivating my teammates and just being the best team we can be this year,” Boser said.
St. Cloud State went 37-11 last season, including a 19-3 record in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference before going 3-2 in the Division II Central Region tournament.
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