"It's pretty surreal honestly," Mekkes admitted. "I grew up coming to these games. I came here all the time. My uncle was the head groundskeeper here so I came here all the time, got a lot of free tickets, so it's pretty crazy to be back and actually be playing in games here. I trained over at West Michigan Elite, it's like a summer ball place. And the summer between my junior and senior year, I did this workout program that was kinda like my lower body and lower back and shoulders. I went from throwing 82 to touching 90. So it kinda got my on Michigan State's radar and just kinda got me going from there."
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