Nate Burton, Matt Sykes, and Jack Masloff continue the baseball team’s remarkable history of placing players at top-tier colleges and universities.
MSA pitcher, Matt Sykes, will take his keen intellect and left-handed pitching to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
“'I am excited for the opportunity to play Division 1 baseball at George Mason. I feel like it's a great fit for me. I look forward to being near the nation's capital and being able to play for a coach who has been with the team for almost 40 years. I'm thankful for the MSA baseball program and Coach Wagner for helping guide me to where I am today,” commented Matt Sykes.
Jack Masloff, another left-handed pitcher, will be heading to Richmond, Virginia where he will join MSA alums, Michael Dailey and Connor Gillispie at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I am excited to continue my baseball and academic career at VCU. I am so thankful for all of the resources that MSA has given me to succeed at such a high level. I want to thank coach Billy Wagner and coach John Lewellen for all that they have done for me to make my goal of playing college baseball possible. All of my teachers have been incredible, and I can’t thank them enough for always looking out for me and pushing me to be the best student I can be and supporting me through this process. I look forward to playing at VCU with two fellow MSA alumni, Michael Dailey & Conor Gillispie,” remarked Jack Masloff.
Nate Burton will take his talents to Fredericksburg, Virginia where he will play for Mary Washington University with coach Wayne Riser.
“I chose to go to Mary Washington because I had an immediate bond with Head Coach Wayne Riser. He’s a hard-nosed coach who will help me improve as a player. MSA helped me find who I am as a person. It’s truly a blessing to say that I played and developed as an overall person here. The bond that I have made with my teammates, friends, coaches, and teachers will always be with me,” commented Nate Burton.
While these three seniors know their path next for the 2020 spring season, they will be leading the team in 2019 as it pursues another state title.