Story courtesy of thisweeksports.com and Jarrod Ulrey.
Joe Wilkins doesn't take for granted how much of an impact he's capable of having as coach of the Tiffin University baseball team.
He learned that fact firsthand during one of the toughest moments of his athletic career.
A three-year starter for the Dublin Scioto High School baseball and football teams, Wilkins played quarterback in 1995 when the Irish won the Division II state championship in their inaugural season.
He also was a standout catcher and the No. 2 pitcher for the Scioto baseball team as a senior in 1998 when he was called upon to start on the mound in the Division I state championship game.
The Irish lost that game, falling 6-3 to Lakewood St. Edward at Ohio State's Bill Davis Stadium, with Wilkins allowing a triple and a two-run home run during the Eagles' four-run third inning.
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