By Thomas Sellers Jr.
National Signing Day kicked off Wednesday. And another area student/athlete to sign a national letter of intent was Brighton Cardinal Colton Hathcock. The senior pitcher inked a letter to The University of Memphis. The senior standout has shined for Brighton Head Coach Brian Oswalt from the plate and mound. With a powerful fastball, effective curve and developing change-up, Hathcock attracted several area teams like Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Memphis.
Hathcock picked his hometown team over the pair of SEC schools citing the program, campus and Memphis Head Coach Daron Schoenrock.
Schoenrock enters his 10th season at the controls of Memphis Baseball armed with a club featuring both experienced players and a talented group of newcomers. Schoenrock led the Tigers to the program’s seventh 30-win season and second straight since joining Conference USA in 1995. The Memphis Tigers will be a part of the American Athletic Conference this upcoming season.