Loxahatchee's Frank looking to finish FAU career on high note
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) —
The FAU baseball team closes out the regular season this week in Boca Raton against Western Kentucky, and home fans will get to say goodbye to one of the most well-decorated players in program history.
Loxahatchee native and American Heritage-Delray grad Tyler Frank will very likely play his final home series this week. The junior shortstop is projected to be a top 100 pick in next month's Major League Baseball draft. Frank was the first Owl ever to play for Team USA this past offseason. Now he's been a steadying force for a team that's on the brink of making it to the tournament once again. FAU coach John McCormack calls him one of the most professional amateurs he's ever seen.
Frank leads FAU in runs (53), doubles (18), homers (11), slugging % (.593), walks (38) and OBP (.445).
Frank gives credit to FAU's former shortstop CJ Chatham as a mentor through this season. Chatham was the Owls highest draft pick ever, when he went 51st overall as a shortstop to the Boston Red Sox.