Inside the Recruitment: '16 OF Carl Turner commits to Seton Hill

Carl Turner, OF, Gahanna Lincoln, Class of 2016

PBR: Why did you choose Seton Hill?

Turner:  Seton Hill provides a small professor to student ratio and is forward thinking when it come to incorporating technology into the learning environment.  They also have a great baseball program which molds players into great men of character. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Turner:  Walsh University & Southern University.

PBR: Where did the coaches first see you? How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?

Turner:  Coaches 1st started putting me on their radar when they saw me play in some tournament this summer.  The relationship developed once I attended some targeted PBR Showcases and was given additional exposure. I had a really great showing at the Unsigned Seniors game at Kent State this summer and received a lot of feedback and invitations to come participate in prospect camps. The coaches were very helpful in responding to my questions about what they were looking for in a prospective college outfielder as well as being realistic about their open roster positions.

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Turner:  My college coaches expect me to be a great student athlete with character and discipline. As a freshman they would expect me to learn from and compete against some upperclassmen outfielders. They also want me to bring energy and a willingness to get better every day.

PBR: What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that you will help Seton Hill baseball?

Turner:  One of my biggest strengths is my willingness to work hard to improve every day. I also bring the ability to cover a large amount of area in a short amount of time in the outfield. This will help Seton Hill as they will be able to use me at any outfield position with great results.

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was the most memorable experience from this summer?

Turner:  I played for the North Columbus Bruins this past summer. They are a group of great players and one of the most memorable moments from this summer was the Tournament at Kent State when I hit a home run to give my team the lead.

PBR: What were your stats for last spring?

Turner:  AB- 66. Hits 26 BA - .394 Runs - 26  RBI -11 SLG%-.492 OB%-.569 SB/Attempts 8/10

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Turner:  The toughest pitcher I have faced in Ohio is actually one of my former teammates, Mason Daniels (Gahanna '15 & Elon University pitcher). The power, movement & command he brings to the mound is something that helped me get better as a hitter.