Weatherford Democrat


August 19, 2012

Kangaroo rush of signees take baseball players to next step



Weatherford made another formidable contribution to the college baseball ranks recently, as four of WHS head coach Terry Massey’s former players signed letters-of-intent to attend and play ball at local institutions. The boys are moved in to dorms and apartments, toting cleats and gloves, and books of course, ready for a fall schedule of baseball and classes. 

“I was considering going to a few different schools, but my summer-league coach advised it would be a good opportunity,” said Tyler Davis, when asked about his decision to attend Eastfield College. “I went over there [for the summer tryouts] to give it a shot. I liked the coaches very well and I have some friends going there.

“They gave me a call about a week after the tryouts, which led to more phone calls. After talking with my parents about it, I decided Eastfield was a good place to be.”

Tyler will attend with a few friends, indeed. Gathering at The Outback on Wednesday, a pair of other former WHS classmates who will be making the trek to Mesquite celebrated their signings, as well. Austin Lee and Jered Rhodes are packing bags for the move to Mesquite, and their place on the Eastfield roster.

“It is absolutely awesome to be going to a college with two of my teammates from high school,” Davis said. “And I have a real good buddy that I will be rooming with. It’s great to know you will be around  guys that have your back, and know the calibre of player you  are.”

Stating quite emphatically that he hates to lose, he, Austin and Jered may not be experiencing the short end on the scoreboard very often for the next couple of years. Eastfield College has won three conference titles in a row, and has a national championship title in the books for 2011.

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