Baseball: Walsh Jesuit’s Minorik verbally commits to Bowling Green

Baseball: Walsh Jesuit’s Minorik verbally commits to Bowling Green

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Baseball: Walsh Jesuit’s Minorik verbally commits to Bowling Green

Shortstop is fourth member of program's 2015 graduating class to pledge to Div. I school

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Shortstop is fourth member of program's 2015 graduating class to pledge to Div. I school

Walsh Jesuit High School senior Riley Minorik / Photo courtesy WJ baseball coach Chris Kaczmar

Walsh Jesuit High School senior Riley Minorik / Photo courtesy WJ baseball coach Chris Kaczmar

Walsh Jesuit High School senior baseball player Riley Minorik has verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Bowling Green State University in fall 2015.

Minorik, a three-year varsity letterwinner for the Warriors, earned the 2014 WJ Most Improved Player and Golden Glove Award.

“One comment that resonates most from college scouts about Riley Minorik is that he consistently plays the game the right way and that he stands out with respect to his effort and passion,” Walsh Jesuit baseball coach Chris Kaczmar said in a prepared statement. “Riley is simply one of the most tenacious and relentlessly hustling players we have had come through the program.”

The shortstop posted a .328 batting average as a junior en route to being named an honorable mention North Coast League selection.

Minorik, who plans to major in health services or business, is the fourth member from WJ’s baseball program’s 2015 graduating class to verbally pledge to accept an athletic scholarship from a Division I school.

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