There’s a subtlety in utility for the Youngstown State Penguin Baseball Team this year. For instance, Sophomore Jeff Wehler played in 53 games in 2018- none as an outfielder. In 2019, the utility specialist has the majority of his starts in left field and has a handful of web gems already under his belt.
The stellar sophomore’s standout play to this point this season is his two-run home run against Florida State in Game 3 of the series.
Wehler’s success is a direct reflection of the work he’s put in on and off the field. Jeff led the team and ranked second in the Horizon League with 25 stolen bases his freshman campaign. That total is the most ever by a YSU freshman. Wehler also became the first Penguin since 1988 to reach at least 25 steals in a season which also rank as the fourth most in a single season in school history. Only three freshmen in the country had more steals at the conclusion of the regular season
YSN General Manager Steve Leslie caught up with the Super Utility Man for this week’s YSU Baseball Player Profile- THE KILLER WEHL.