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The Toughest to Strike Out

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LYNDONVILLE, Vt. -

Robert Trucott is one of many Vermonters suffering with the rest of Red Sox nation.

"It's tougher to watch than most years," Trucott says.

Even though the 21 year old Trucott admits this Sox season has been a swing and a miss, you won't hear Robert call it one big "Strikeout".   Robert despises the word strikeout.  He won't say it and he rarely does it.  In 93 at bats last Spring for Lyndon State College, the Junior struck out just once. 

"The first fastball I see, I like to hit," Trucott said.

"You have to hit the zone with him," says Robert's Father, Paul Trucott.   "A free pass is just as good as a hit to him as long as we win games."

The NCAA acknowledged the accomplishment by naming the Lyndon Institute Grad the toughest player to strike out in all of Division 3 baseball.

"It's a great honor," Robert Trucott says.  "I knew that I had a few amount of strikeouts, but I had no idea it was something like that."

And even though his beloved Sox team is down and out, Robert Trucott will still go to Fenway to check out a game if given the chance.

"I'm a Red Sox fan? Win or lose I guess."

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