Eaton Rapids native in the booth

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Lugnuts players of course hope this level of baseball is a springboard to the Major Leagues, and that's the same case for Lugnuts' broadcaster Adam Jaksa.

The script is nearly perfect for Eaton Rapids native Adam Jaksa.

The young broadcaster getting his first job in Minor League Baseball right up the road from his hometown with the Lansing Lugnuts.

"Oh yeah I got great Lugnuts history, definitely came with the family, we were right down the road" said Jaksa. "They came in 1996 so I remember taking trips to Oldsmobile park. I didn't know much about it because I grew up watching Major League Baseball, that was on TV."

Jaksa is not a rookie to broadcasting and has plenty of experience from his time with Central Michigan, his alma mater, and employher outside of baseball season.

"I've always been passionate about college sports so football, basketball and even baseball. But always had that passion for major league baseball just like anybody else watching it with my dad being a Detroit Tigers fan."

His talent speaks for itself, but that's not the only reason he's excelling with the Lugnuts.

"I think it's a lot like what MLB scouts look for in players" said Jesse Goldberg-Strassle. "You look for talent, you have to have talent to start with, but you also have to have good character. Adam has great work ethic, talent and character, when you combine those things it makes him an excellent partner."

While his childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete might not be coming true, Jaksa is still excelling in the sports world.

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