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Former Toledo outfielder Hoying finding success in KBO

Former University of Toledo outfielder Jared Hoying has found a home in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Now in his third year with the Hanwha Eagles, the 30-year-old Hoying is challenging himself culturally and on the baseball diamond.

“My experience has been nothing short of great in the KBO,” Hoying told The Blade via email from South Korea. “The baseball is awesome here. When fans are in the stands it's the equivalent of a major soccer crowd jammed into a 15 to 20,000-seat stadium. Cheerleaders on dugouts, drums banging constantly, and just pure interest and joy from the fans.