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Rike ready to feel pro draft

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It’s the wooden bats, of course, that are used in the professional ranks.

“Hopefully, it will let teams know that I am able to go from the metal bats to the wooden bats and be successful with it,” Rike said. “I know having played in the Jayhawk League last year really helped my confidence a lot and let me know that I have the ability to make that change (from metal to wooden).”

It shouldn’t hamper the draft cause of Rike, either, that he put up big numbers and gained several awards during his junior season with the Bulldogs.

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