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Grand Island's Shay Schanaman works out for MLB teams in Chicago

Grand Island's Shay Schanaman stands on 2nd base after hitting a double. (NTV News)

A local Husker baseball commit recently returned from a summer workout put on by Major League Baseball. With scouts from all 30 MLB teams looking on, Shay Schanaman had the opportunity to test his skills against the region's best.

Schanaman has established himself as one of the top players in the state. He's led the GI Home Federal legion baseball team to a 41–9 record this season while leading the team in most offensive categories. The Grand Island native joined 35 other MLB hopefuls from across the mid–west in Chicago earlier this week.

The boys spent their time, running through different drills, exercises, and even playing a 12 inning game.

"It was cool because it wasn't a camp that they invite a ton of kids to and try to make a lot of money off of," Schanaman told NTV. "They try to really find the best players in the area and their weren't to many, their were probably about 35 kids there. I'd say their were more scouts than players, so that's always a good thing. We get there, we have no contact with the scouts they're usually up in the stands watching us. Watching everything we do, we get there we stretch and then we run a 60. And then we go straight to BP. It's more of just showcase our skills and what we can do."

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