MSU’s Kruger a dominant leader on the diamond, passionate learner in life

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Jack Kruger is a nerd.

GJHGRVCQZMMDLHA.20160605034846He’s a 6’1”, standout catcher who has started 52 games for Mississippi State’s SEC Champion baseball team. He bats .350, owns a slugging percentage of .562 and has forearms that could earn him a lifetime gig in Hollywood playing a mob henchman. He’s got 71 hits, zero errors, and after spending an entire game squatting as a catcher in the middle of a hot, Mississippi day last Friday, he managed to hit an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning to ensure his Bulldogs won game one of their Regional.

And he’s a big ol’ nerd.

“I just love learning,” Kruger spouted with a smile when asked what he does in his free time.

That question came, on a hunch, about seven minutes into a group interview that really should’ve ended at about the five-minute mark, and turned out to continue for another 30.

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