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St. Clair's Anglin commits to Wright State baseball

St. Clair's Gehrig Anglin gets a hit during a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Marysville High School.

St. Clair’s Gehrig Anglin gets a hit during a baseball game Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Marysville High School.

Gehrig Anglin found the Wright college fit for him.

Puns aside, the St. Clair senior baseball star has already committed to his future team in the early weeks of his senior year. After wrapping up what’s already been a stellar baseball career for the Saints, Anglin will take his efficient glove and big bat to Wright State.

It’s an early choice to make, but it’s certainly one that will make his senior year a little less stressful with the recruitment process now out of the way.

“It’s very stress-free now,” Anglin said. “It’s very easy knowing where I’m going.”

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The process of committing to Wright State – the two-time reigning Horizon League Tournament champions – was a relatively quick one. Anglin visited a camp at the Dayton, Ohio-based campus three weeks ago and immediately felt at home with the coaching staff, committing over the last weekend.

“I really liked the coaching staff a lot,” Anglin said. “They have a great baseball program.”

From the sounds of it, the coaching staff will appreciate Anglin as well, but not just for his glove or bat. St. Clair head coach Denny White said over the last two years as a Saint, Anglin has been more than just their two-time MVP and two-time All-State baseball player.

“He’s just a class individual and a high-quality kid,” White said. “He’s the kind of kid that even the other teams hope for good things for him just because he’s just that quality of a kid.”

Anglin has been the ace of the Saints pitching staff the last two seasons, but at Wright State he will become a fulltime position player. However, anyone that’s seen him play would likely agree he could play any position in the field at an elite level.

“He’s an outstanding hitter and fundamentally sound in all aspects of the game,” White said. “I don’t know what they have in mind, but he can play anywhere from corner infield to corner outfield.”

Even though baseball is the last sport on many people’s minds this time of year, both White and Anglin are pumped for spring to come around for his final season as a Saint.

“For sure, I’m really excited about it,” Anglin said. “I can’t wait to see what the season holds.”

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