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Nobody Loves Hitting Like Zack Mathis

Zack Mathis practically glides across the smooth, green grass of Alex Box Stadium, his smile bright as the blue sky above him on a perfect spring afternoon.

A few feet behind, Mathis' teammates jog in the same direction, but they cannot match his speed or his enthusiasm. They can't see his smile, either, but they know it's there, because it always is.

The guy loves baseball. He especially loves hitting them. And as far as he's concerned, he's in baseball heaven.

"I honestly have never seen him without a smile on his face," says head coach Paul Mainieri.