Ty Yazujian has been moonlighting during the spring and summer. The senior long snapper also played for the club baseball team on campus, and for the past three summers he played in the Centre County Baseball League.
“Baseball had been one of my favorite sports growing up,” Yazujian said. “I played it longer than I played football. It’s just fun. It’s a nice change of pace during the summer.”
Yazujian was a pitcher and infielder at Spring-Ford High School, as well as for the club team and the Lemont Ducks of the County League. He said his fastball reached into the low 80s, and he had the chance to play at NCAA Division III schools, but wanted to focus on his education.
He walked on with the football team in the spring of his freshman year as a long snapper and has had a firm grip on the position, but the coaches gave him their blessings to continue playing baseball. This past summer he would work in the morning, hit the weights in the afternoon, then join the Ducks for evening games.
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“It might seem busy, but I enjoyed it no matter how tired I was,” said Yazujian, who has played his final season in the County League with graduation approaching.
But he knows he is far from being done with activities on the diamond.
“I’m probably going to play hardball or softball until I can’t walk anymore,” he joked.