Fresh off a phenomenal season, former Callaway Cavalier Nick O’Berry is ready to give the college game a shot.
O’Berry, who helped lead the Cavaliers to the Class AAA quarterfinals last season, has signed with Southern Union College.
Another senior from the 2014 team, Chase Freeman, is also headed to college to play baseball, most likely at Point University according to Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard.
Those two players helped the Cavaliers win a region championship and come within one victory of making it to the final four.
O’Berry had a sensational all-around senior season.
He was 5-2 with a 1.81 earned run average on the pitcher’s mound, and he hit .378 and led the team in hits (31) and was second in RBIs (20) and runs scored (27).
With O’Berry in the starting lineup the past three seasons, the Cavaliers made it to the state quarterfinals twice, and the second round of the playoffs once.
Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard said one of O’Berry’s greatest strengths is the enthusiasm he has for the game.
“He is a passionate individual,” Hubbard said. “I have to get on his butt three or four times a year. But you won’t find many that play harder than that rascal.”
Freeman, meanwhile, saved the best season of his high-school career for last.
Freeman hit .368, and he led the team in home runs (five) and RBIs (22).
If Freeman ends up at Point, he’ll be one of a handful of local players at the West Point school.
Troup’s Brannon Weathers has signed with Point, and former Troup players Brandon Butts and Justin Neighbors just completed their freshman seasons at the school.
Former Callaway pitcher Drew Elliston also just wrapped up his freshman season at Point.