The Jaguars' recently graduated pitcher commits to Tulane University for baseball
Grant Witherspoon throws a complete game shutout against Wheat Ridge to advance to the semifinals.
KUSA — Grant Witherspoon, D’ Evelyn baseball player, commits to Tulane University (the Green Wave) to play baseball on Friday July, 10.
Witherspoon had traveled down to New Orleans all in one day to check out the Tulane campus. “I flew down in the morning, took my tour, then flew back later that night,” said Witherspoon. “I liked everything about it; I liked their engineering program academically and they recently got a new head coach who will turn around the program.”
Last year the Green Wave went 35-25 and went 1-2 in the 2015 College World Series. LSU, ranked No. 1 in their pool, made it to the second round.
“I will be fighting for a spot in the outfield,” said Witherspoon, “I’ll pitch for them in the Fall and they’ll see how I do.”
Witherspoon will join the Green Wave in New Orleans on August 21, three days before the start of school. That is when baseball training will begin. For the first time in his career he will have only school and baseball to focus on.
At D’Evelyn he played not only baseball but basketball and other sports as well. “I will finally get to focus on baseball and reach new heights in it,” said Witherspoon.
In his senior year, Witherspoon played 25 games. He recorded a .364 batting average, 23 RBI, 28 runs and 32 hits. He also had nine appearances on the mound for the D’ Evelyn Jaguars. Witherspoon won seven of the eight games he pitched in and his ERA for his senior year was 1.19. He struck out 39 batters and only allowed nine runs in his nine appearances.
Witherspoon’s pitching was a crucial component to the Jaguars’ success in last years state championship tournament before falling to Green Mountain in the 4A state tournament semifinal game. The Jaguars went 22-3 last season.
Grant was also named a part of the Colorado High School Baseball Futures Game this last Spring.