To say that Lincoln Christian University sophomore baseball player Ty Unger had a decent season this past spring would be an understatement. In fact, Unger proved to have one of the best seasons in LCU history, which has led to a unique opportunity for the young baseball player.
In the 2013 baseball season, Unger led the charge for the LCU offense with a .444 batting average, a .676 slugging percentage, and .544 on-base percentage. If that wasn’t enough, Unger was also named to the NCCAA II Mid-West All-Region Team, named as an NCCAA II All-American, and selected to the NCCAA II World Series All-Tournament Team this past May. And did I mention that in LCU’s one win at the NCCAA World Series, it was Unger who hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Red Lions to a 4-3 victory over Ohio Christian University.
While at the NCCAA World Series, Unger received an offer that was too good to pass up. An organization called Score International contacted Unger. Score International is an organization that specializes in sports ministry and overseas sports mission trips. They were interested in having Unger join a baseball team comprised of primarily NCAA Division I baseball players, along with some NCAA Division II and III players. The coach of the Score International team is Keith Madison, who was the Head Baseball Coach at the University of Kentucky for over 20 years. Unger jumped at the chance. This baseball team, with baseball players from all around the country, is headed to the Dominican Republic August 8 through August 17, 2013.
While in the Dominican Republic, the Score International team will play games just about every day, while also doing mission work including: visiting and helping out at various orphanages, unloading food at villages, and serving at various churches throughout the country. Unger is looking forward to the trip as he sees this as an opportunity to make a Kingdom difference through his love of baseball.