Nine Chandler-Gilbert Community College student-athletes realized their dreams this fall when they signed with NCAA four-year universities to play baseball beginning in fall 2012.
Those players include right-hand pitcher Preston Hill, who signed with Temple University; infielder Logan Davis, who signed with the University of San Diego; outfielder Mac Handel, who signed with Stephen F. Austin University; outfielder Tyler Hollick, who signed with Ohio State University; outfielder Matt Wehrli, who signed with the University of North Dakota; right-hand pitcher Malcolm Purdy, who signed with Grand Canyon University; right-hand pitcher Hunter Herdt, who signed with Grand Canyon University; right-hand pitcher Kevn Hammann, who signed with University of Pacific; and right-hand pitcher Matt Schmitt, who signed with the University of North Dakota.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to move on to Ohio State University, but I will miss CGCC, because it has become like a family to me - the coaches, players, and anyone involved with the baseball program is a part of that,” said sophomore Tyler Hollick. “Playing at CGCC was the best decision I ever made because it elevated my game on the field and made me the person I am today.”
CGCC head baseball coach Russell Luce said that it’s rare for a community college to have this many players sign this early with NCAA Division 1 teams, and it’s the most CGCC has had in one season.
Pictured (left to right): Kevin Hammann, Matt Wherli, Mac Handel, Logan Davis, Malcolm Purdy, Hunter Herdt, Preston Hill, Matt Schmit, and Tyler Hollick
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