July 26, 2012
Appy notes: Blasik, Hauschild reunite
Dayton products, friends chasing their dream in Greeneville
By Bob Sutton
There really wasn't a reason for Brian Blasik to alter his approach when the scenery changed.
The second baseman for the Greeneville Astros has made the most of his opportunity in the Appalachian League after he went undrafted out of the University of Dayton.
"Trying to do the same thing I've been doing ever since I've been playing baseball," he said. "Don't be intimidated and stay positive."
Blasik has been among the league leaders in batting through the first half of the season. He also has familiar company because his college teammate and roommate, 33rd-round pick Mike Hauschild, is on the Greeneville team as well.
Their presence with the Astros has been a continuation of a special year for the Dayton program in which the Flyers played in the NCAA Regionals.