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"Singing don't really mean you can really play ball well," he admits to ABC News Radio. "So, they had to see if I had a little something left in me."
The 'Trouble With Girls' singer doesn't think that will be the only challenge he'll face on the field. "I have a feeling it's gonna be rough," he admits. "I'm a pitcher, so I have a feeling when I get on the mound, guys are gonna be taunting me. I'm just gonna blow it off and strike 'em out!"
Unfortunately, Scotty has to miss the first few games of the season as he concludes his touring commitment, but he's happy that everyone is working with his schedule. "I enjoy high school, I enjoy being there with my friends and getting to hang out," he explains to BlogCritics.org. "But I also enjoy the music and getting out here with the fans and singing a lot. It's really cool for me to be able to do both. It's been a fairly nice balance with schoolwork and being on the road. We've made it work."