Hensor Leaves It on the field; Will play college ball at Morehead State

BryceDirtyUniformBryce Hensor (Juniata Valley HS, Petersburg, PA) is easy to spot on the baseball field. He’s the one with the dirtiest uniform and the voice you hear throughout every game. Hensor has been the Energizer Bunny for his US Elite team’s since he joined the program when he was 12 years old. Soon, the 2017 middle infielder will take that role to Morehead State where he recently committed. “I’m thrilled to announce that I will be playing D1 college baseball at Morehead State”. Hensor will join former US Elite standout, Niko Hulsizer, who just finished up a huge freshman campaign for the Eagles. Morehead State is located in Morehead, KY and plays in the Ohio Valley Conference.

US Elite Director, Mark Helsel, says Hensor’s story is one of the best examples of determination that he has seen in 9 years. “Bryce is the consummate baseball player. He’s a throwback kind of kid. He’s the Pete Rose of our program. If you break down his tools, they are all good, but they are not elite. What sets Bryce apart is desire and his heart. They are elite! You can’t teach those things. That’s just how he is wired. He has one speed”.

Hensor says the US Elite organization gave him the confidence to reach his goals of becoming a D1 player. “I want to thank Coach Brisbin and Coach Helsel. They always believed in me, even sometimes when I may not have believed in myself. They told me I could reach my goals. They encouraged me every step of the way. That is huge in this process because it’s not easy, especially for a 5’9” middle infielder from a single A high school in Central PA”. But in the end, none of that mattered. Hensor will play D1 baseball, which has been his goal from a very early age.

“I have the baseball gene. I can’t get enough. I have known what I wanted since I was little”. Helsel says the future is bright for Hensor.

Bryce Hensor with Mark Helsel when Bryce was 12 years old.

Bryce Hensor with Mark Helsel when Bryce was 12 years old.

“Sadly, players like Bryce are hard to find. His style of baseball is not the norm by any stretch. We live in an era now where playing hard is rare. I see literally thousands of kids play this game each year and I could count on one hand the number of players who play like Bryce. The day the Morehead Coach came to watch Bryce I was standing by the fence talking to him during the game. He asked me what kind of player Bryce was. All I said was just watch. Bryce turned a single into a double, stole third on the next pitch, and scored a run on a past ball by beating the pitcher to the plate. He pounded his chest as he crossed the plate and chest bumped players as he got to the dugout. I simply turned to the Coach and said, that’s Bryce”.