This past Thursday night, however, I'm willing to bet that the 18-year-old might be thinking otherwise. You see, in the third inning of Garner's contest against East Wake (North Carolina) High School...the country crooner took a grounder to the throat.
Not so cool when you're the reigning American Country Awards' New Artist award winner!
"He took a grounder to the chin, but is OK," Garner baseball coach Derik Goffena told the News & Observer. "Scared him more than anything."
McCreery stayed in the game, pitching 4 1/3 innings for the Trojans. He left with a 2-1 lead. Overall, the righty struck out six, walked none and allowed seven hits...including a home run.
For the year, McCreery is 1-0 with a 2.06 ERA. He has struck out 19 and walked one in 13 1/3 innings.