By MIKE MARSEE
Kyle Stevens and T.J. Royalty are going to get to know each other much better soon. And probably more important to them, they're about to get the chance to play for championships.
The two area baseball players will be roommates and teammates at Spalding University, a burgeoning NAIA power in Louisville.
Stevens, a left-handed pitcher from Danville, and Royalty, an outfielder from Mercer County, each signed with Spalding earlier this week.
"The first thing the coach said was, 'You'll get a chance to win a national championship,'" Stevens said. "That caught my attention."
"It's just going to be an awesome experience," said Royalty.
The Pelicans have played in the NAIA World Series the last two years, going 1-2 in last year's tournament at Lewiston, Idaho, to cap a season in which they went 52-20.