For many City College athletes, the decision to attend this campus is because it’s close to home, but for others, the travel is a little longer: About 2,000-plus miles farther, to be exact.
Dan Sayles, 21, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and raised a Brewers fan. He recalls his earliest memories of playing baseball in kindergarten.
“We were always at the local playground playing baseball,” says Sayles. “[We’d] stay there until it got dark.”
Sayles ended up in Sacramento, after meeting former City College baseball coach Andy McKay, who now works with the Colorado Rockies organization, at a baseball camp. Sayles, who attended Wauwatosa East High School in Wisconsin, says he decided to come to City College for the school’s “winning tradition.”
Sayles made a visit in 2010 and says he felt comfortable at the school. “I came out here and watched a game and knew I was going to come [to City College],” recalls Sayles.
Sayles, whose major is undecided, arrived as an outfielder, but once the coaches saw his strong arm, they decided to transition him into the role of pitcher; Sayles has a 90 mile-per-hour-fastball to go along with his secondary pitches: changeup and slider. Sayles says…» Read More