Goshen Eagle on to next level: Witherington inks contract with Faulkner

Published 3:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2015

Goshen senior Ty Witherington had a great career as pitcher and as infielder for the Eagles and now he will have the opportunity to take his game to the next level in the fall when he attends school at Faulkner University in Montgomery signing with the Eagles.

“It feels great to continue my dream of playing baseball,” Witherington said. “It is something that I have wanted to do ever since I was a little kid.

Witherington said his choice to attend Faulkner was easy after visiting the school and seeing it was more like a family than classmates.

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“I chose them because they are a really good Christian school,” Witherington said. “They made me feel like family when I got up there and they gave me a real nice welcome.”

Witherington had the opportunity in the seventh grade to play with the JV team, and the support and direction he received from head coach Robby Kinsaul and the rest of the coaching staff made an impact on him throughout his high school career.

“It was a great four years,” Witherington said. “I learned a lot from coach. He was there my entire time I was in high school. He taught us to work hard and nothing will be given to you in life, and I really followed that.”

Although baseball season doesn’t start until the spring, Witherington will have the opportunity to work with his teammates in the fall and has already set some goals for himself focussing on his power and hitting.

“I’m ready to get a good experience while working with people at the next level,” Witherington said. “I will work harder to make myself better.”

Although Witherington played both pitcher and the infield throughout his time with the Eagles, he will now focus all of his time playing second base with Faulkner.

During his final season with the Eagles, the senior hit .398, with 1 home run, and he drove in 17 runs. He also hit nine doubles and three triples. He didn’t disappoint as a pitcher either going 4-4 with a 3.67 earned run average and 71 strikeouts.

Kinsaul witnessed Witherington’s growth and development and is not surprised he will be taking his game to the next level.

“He played all over the infield for me, as well as being one of my top starters,” Kinsaul said.

“He was a great representation of not only our program but of the school as well. I hope it opens their eyes a little bit because he is the perfect example to follow. He is the perfect student athlete.”