GOSHEN, Ind. – Continuing to add some of the top regional talent to his roster, Goshen College head baseball coach announced the addition of South Bend Washington outfielder Trevor Emery on Wednesday.
"Trevor caught my eye a couple of years ago, running down fly balls in the big gaps at Covelski Stadium, and I have been following him every since," Screeton explained. "He brings a new exciting element to our team with his athletic ability and speed."
At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, Emery ran a 6.7 second 60-yard dash at a showcase at Coveleski and has an above average arm in the outfield according to Screeton. A two-year varsity player at Washington, he is currently batting .414 and has double digit stolen bases in Northern Indiana Conference play.
"With two graduating senior outfielders, Trevor has an opportunity to come compete for some playing time right away," Screeton added. "He will have to work hard to adjust to the MCC and college baseball, but I believe he possesses the work ethic and competitive fire to get better every day."
Emery is also a veteran of the Jim Reinebold Camps and the Hard Knocks Baseball Academy in South Bend. Off the field, he won the South Bend Human Rights Scholarship and also earned a trip to Washington D.C. by winning the Jobs for America's Youth National Essay Contest.
"I chose Goshen because I liked how supportive and helpful everyone is," Emery said of his decision. "Everyone at Goshen is so welcoming, you get a real sense of community/ family when you're on campus. I also like how accessible Coach Screeton is. You can tell how much he cares about his players. I feel he will give me the mentoring and guidance I need to take my game to the next level."