Major To Join Arizona State Sun Devils In Pac-12

Thursday, July 30, 2020


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#ALLBRY Major will transfer to the West Coast to join PAC-12 powerhouse, the Arizona State Sun Devils.

#Major was a standout two way player for the Xavier Musketeers in the Big East for the first few years of his collegiate career where he garnered numerous accolades.

#Major has been one of several transfers incoming into the Sun Devils programme , including Kai Murphy (Oregon State), Conor Davis (Auburn) and Jay Baggs (Boise State).

#Arizona was off to a 13-4 start to the season before it was preempted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While at Xavier, Major was sidelined. D1 Baseball ranks Major at No. 55 in its 2020 Preseason College Prospects list.

#As a freshman in 2018, Major won BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, was Second Team All-BIG EAST and was also named Baseball America’s Preseason BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, He hit .291 with a pair of home runs and 21 RBI.

#Defensively in centrefield, he did not make an error in the outfield all season. On the mound he posted a 4.96 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 16 appearances, including eight starts.

#As a sophomore, he started 51 games and hit .281 with seven home runs and 34 RBI.

#Major told SB Nation that he wants to build closer ties with baseball in the Bahamas by participating in the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby In Paradise or participating on a national team.

#His father, Ken Major, ran track and field locally before he went on to star for Indiana State. “Yes, I’m always trying to go back,” Major said.

#“I haven’t been back since baseball took off, I think I was eight or nine. I was planning on playing for their national team in the Pan American games last summer (2018). They didn’t end up qualifying so it fell through, but I was really looking forward to that experience.”

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