Former Snow Canyon baseball player Brogan Secrist is headed to the Midwest to continue his collegiate baseball player.
Secrist verbally committed to the Briar Cliff University Chargers, an NAIA school in Sioux City, Iowa.
“It’s the game I loved as a kid, I still love it and that’s why I’m going to keep playing. As long as I love it I’ll keep playing,” he said.
Sioux City is right on the western edge of Iowa, bordered by South Dakota to the west across the Big Sioux River and also Nebraska to the southwest across the Missouri River.
The Chargers finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 32-23. The scholarship offer isn’t a full offer, but it will cover around 80 percent of the tuition, Secrist said.
He isn’t the first one in the family to go to Briar Cliff for baseball. His dad Reed, the Snow Canyon baseball coach, also went to Briar Cliff for a year.
“He’s worked really hard, I’m proud of him,” Reed said.
Brogan didn’t visit the campus, but Reed spoke highly of it and Brogan took his word for it.
“He told me it’s a great place to place to play and the coaching staff’s awesome,” Brogan said.
He had an offer from Briar Cliff out of high school, but chose to play the past two years at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nevada. He batted .239 with 21 RBIs this season for the Wildcats.
The 2016 season for WNC was actually the final season of the school’s baseball and softball teams, which are being discontinued for the foreseeable future due to funding cuts, but the Wildcats finished with a 43-19 overall record.
There was a mixture of emotion the whole season, Brogan Secrist says, but ultimately he said it was special to be part of WNC’s final baseball team.
“I felt like we represented it about as good as we could’ve, we definitely overachieved as a team,” he said.
Brogan Secrist batted .330 with eight doubles and 29 RBIs in his senior season for the Snow Canyon Warriors, who won the Class 3A state championship in 2013.
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