Created: 06/29/2014 9:40 PM KAALtv.com
"It looks like I am going to get my fair shot at being a weekday starter," said Jackson.
In a matter of weeks, Mayo's starting pitcher Jackson Douglas went from playing baseball at Des Moines Area Community College, to playing Division-1 baseball at Kansas State.
"It feels great. It's a true blessing to be going there and I can't wait," said Douglass.
"With Jackson's attitude and his willingness to work hard and be a better pitcher, I believe he'll go down to K-State and have success," said head coach Dan Hoefs.
Jackson had an unbelievable senior season. He went 9-1, pitched 69 innings, striking out 105 batters while walking only 18.
"His senior season was absolutely incredible," said Hoefs.
"I am excited to bring what I have down there," said Douglas.
Jackson won't be the only former Spartan on campus in the fall. Former Mayo catcher Steve Serretore will also start his freshman season with the team.
"It'll be great to have him down there because he was a great catcher while I was here," said Douglass.
The duo played 2-years together at Mayo and built chemistry on the field… well for the most part.
"One time I was pitching and his mask was off and he was looking at the dugout and I threw the ball and he turned and the ball was already coming," said Douglas.