Michigan State first baseman Dan Farquhar has had a solid season this year. The senior, who will be draft eligible in June, hit safely in his 20th consecutive game today, going 3-for-4 in a loss against conference leaders Indiana Hoosiers.
So far this year, Farquhar, who hails originally from George West, Texas, and turned down a scholarship with Texas A&M to play hockey originally for the Spartans, is batting .346 in 51 games, with 17 homers, 58 RBIs and 61 runs scored.
The former hockey forward switched added baseball to his sports repertoire initially as a way to extend his playing time, and found that he was a natural. Big league scouts have been impressed with his power swing, though the right-handed fielder has yet to try any other fielding position other than first base, which is a natural fit for lefties.
Farquhar currently leads the Spartans in batting average, home runs and RBIs, and has been a huge factor in keeping the team ahead of the other Michigan team, as well as most of the conference rivals. The laid back Texan is said to have a great rapport with manager and head coach Tom Spracklin.