Two more Pirate sophomores have taken the next step in continuing their baseball careers, as shortstop David Levy and first baseman/pitcher Nick Jones have made their commitments to four year institutions for the following two years.
David Levy, the Pirate shortstop from Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia, has recently committed to Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Levy has anchored the Pirate infield for the past two seasons and has been one of the top defensive shortstops in CVCC’s history. As a freshman, Levy was among the ACCC’s leaders offensively, as well, as he hit .328 with 35 RBI’s and recorded 57 hits on the season. His efforts landed him on the league’s All Conference Team. After battling mononucleosis for the first month and a half of the 2013 season, Levy has returned to form, hitting .321 over the last six weeks while continuing to play his typical stellar defense. Furthermore, Levy has been the verbal and emotional leader for the Pirates since his arrival to The Lake.
Nick Jones, Chatt Valley’s slugging first baseman and relief pitcher extraordinaire, came to the Pirates as a graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Jones, who has committed to Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has burst onto the scene in 2013 as, arguably, the leagues most dynamic player. After a solid freshman season in which he hit .264 with 7 doubles, 3 homers and 20 RBI’s in 20 games, Jones has nearly triple crowned the ACCC this season, as he leads the league in homeruns (6) and RBI’s (45) and is 5th in the league with a .430 batting average. In addition to his offensive prowess, Jones has appeared in 13 games on the mound as the Pirates top reliever and has posted a 3-0 record with 4 saves, while striking out 33 hitters against only 2 walks in 23.1 innings pitched.