CLYDE – University of Rio Grande head baseball coach Brad Warnimont has announced the signing of Clyde High School’s Colin Gregory for the 2015 season.
Gregory, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound pitcher/outfielder, helped first-year head coach George Parks’ Fliers to a 22-6 record and the school’s first sectional championship in 21 years en route to a district runner-up finish.
Gregory, who posted a 2-0 record as a pitcher while hitting two home runs and driving in 10 runs as a junior, was 4-0 with two saves in league play as a senior. He did not allow an earned run in league play.
“It feels great to have the opportunity to continue my baseball career at the next level,” Gregory said. “It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was a little kid.”
Gregory was an Honorable Mention All-Sandusky Bay Conference selection as a pitcher.
“Colin has been a three-sport athlete. When he focuses on baseball, he should make substantial strides,” Warnimont said. “He has a great deal of potential.”
Gregory, who intends to major in Business Management, also garnered recruiting interest from Bluffton University and the University of Pikeville. Rio Grande is an NAIA porgram in Rio Grande, Ohio.
“I feel like Rio can make me grow even better and stronger as a player,” Gregory said. “I know I can get stronger physically and improve my mechanics as a pitcher, but I also think I can bring a winning mentality and a lot positives to the program.”
Gregory added that his ultimate goal while a member of the RedStorm is a simple one.
“I just want to grow and mature as a college level player – and win the conference more than once,” he said.