Congratulations to Chris Silcott, Fairfield Union 2021, for selecting Wright State University - Lake Campus, Celina, Ohio, to continue his academic pursuits and play college baseball! Wright State University - Lake Campus' team is known as the 'Lakers' and competes in the tough United States Collegiate Athletic Association, which culminates into the USCAA Small College World Series. Teams that the Lakers face during the season include Kent State - Tuscarawas, Clark State Community College and Cincinnati - Clermont. This is high-level, competitive baseball!
Going to college and playing college baseball is a big deal for anyone and Post 11 is very happy for Chris and proud of his accomplishment. He has certainly worked hard and deserves it!
Chris joined the Post 11 squad toward the end of the successful 2020 COVID season and helped the team from the mound. He has a live fastball and solid off-speed stuff that definitely keeps batters off balance. Chris is anticipated to be the ace on the 2021 FUHS Falcons squad and Post 11 is excited to have him for the full summer before he heads off to WSU - Lake Campus to pitch for the Lakers.
Below is an interview with Chris on his decision to go to college and play baseball. It's a great read. You'll quickly see Chris' grateful attitude, a realization that good things come from hard work, and the importance of relationships and home.
Here's a link to WSU - Lake Campus baseball. Check it out: https://www.wsulclakers.com/sports/bsb/index
Which college have you committed to? I have committed to Write State University - Lake Campus and have decided to major in middle child education.
Have you picked a major yet? If so, what is it and why did you choose it? I chose middle child education because I want to have an impact on the students I teach like my teachers have done for me.
How does it feel to know that you’ll be going to college and why? It feels great to know that I’ll be playing baseball at the next level because I feel as if all my hard work and dedication have paid off.
What is your favorite thing about the college you chose and why? My favorite thing about the college I’m going to is the success they’ve had in their division and the one on one time I’ll have with my professor.
How do you see yourself contributing to your new college baseball team? I see myself as a reliable arm in the rotation with potential to be the man in the rotation.
What do you know about your new coach? And, how will you go about getting to know him and his staff and what they expect of a new team member? My new coach is really big on having a respectful team on and off the field and the rest of the staff is very supportive. They also support the team no matter what happens, even after we've finished college.
What do think will be the most challenging about college baseball? The most challenging part of going off to college will be getting used to being away from home and the strict schedule I’ll be put under.
How does it feel to be facing your final year of school ball? It feels nice to know that I have been loyal to my team for the last 4 years but I’ll definitely miss the people I’ve met along the way.
Will you approach your final year of school ball and summer ball differently now that you are a committed college baseball player? No, I will still give all I have to my team because it’s my duty as a teammate to always have their back.
What advice would you give other Post 11 players going through the recruiting process and considering a college baseball career? Trust the process and listen to your gut, but look at the coaching staff and team success before you look at the division they play in.
What do you think will be the first thing you do when you get to campus? The first thing I do when I arrive on campus will be to take a few seconds to take it all in and appreciate the opportunity God gave me.
Prediction – how many all-nighters do you think you’ll pull in your freshman year in college? I’ll probably pull a couple of all-nighters but it definitely won’t be often.