Gary McClure spent the better part of three decades coaching college baseball. As the former head coach for the Austin Peay State University Governors, McClure saw good years, bad years, and years that would make their mark on the future. 2013 was a season like no other, says the now-retired McClure, and one that helped define the careers of numerous MLB hopefuls.
Early in the season it was evident to Gary McClure that 2013 was gearing up for greatness. By the first week of April, the Oregon State Beavers had made an amazing recovery with shortstop Tyler Smith walking back on the field after a short hiatus. Mississippi State saw outfielder Hunter Renfroe perform exceptionally well against Florida. Renfroe had a batting average of .417 with 38 RBIs and 10 homers. According to Gary McClure, Michigan showcased left-hander Evan Hill while Kansas State left the spotlight on Ross Kivett. Kivett went on to sign with the Detroit Tigers.