Thursday, November 06, 2014

Fourteen EGUSD Athletes To Ink Intent Letters

Next Wednesday will mark the opening of the "early" NCAA National Letter of Intent signing period. Annually several local athletes use this occasion to ink their names onto commitments to colleges. This year 14 EGUSD seniors will sign those letters in one big ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Trigg Building in the board room. They are:

Typically, this is the time where softball players sign their letters because college coaches already are in contact with the girls during their summer tournament play. What is a bit surprising is that Hank LoForte, the shortstop at Franklin, is the only baseball player signing. Nick Madrigal, Elk Grove's shortstop, told me in September he's committed to Oregon State, but is open to being drafted in June by a pro team. Not sure why he isn't inking Wednesday.

I know his twin brother Ty may end up at Cosumnes River College along with half-brother Brooks Day. Hawks head coach Tony Bloomfield is interested in those two. Their Herd teammate, Carlos Moseley, could also play at a local community college.

Laguna Creek's Jack Walsh will likely play at the next level, too.

Community colleges don't offer letters of intent like the four-year schools do. Yet, the quality of baseball at our local JUCOs is quite good. Most CRC players leave after their two-year stint with scholarships at D-1 universities.

Both Josh Pigg and Kyle Von Ruden, teammates at Franklin H.S. and CRC, are now at the University of Hawaii.

Friday's Football

Locally our high school football teams will wrap up the regular season and the two teams that need a win in order to get into the post-season are Monterey Trail and Franklin. At 5-4, the Mustangs need to beat Davis at home to seal a trip to the post-season. Six wins pretty much insures a team a spot.

The Wildcats have the same mark and they play at Pleasant Grove (3-6), a team that for the first time in many years won't be in the post-season.

Undefeated Grant and one-loss Jesuit play Saturday for the Delta League championship.

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