Stow senior Alex Loftin has committed to continue his academic and baseball career at the University of Akron.
Loftin, a right-handed pitcher, went 6-0 with an earned-run average of 1.14 last season to earn the Western Reserve Conference Player of the Year award. He also had 75 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings of work for the WRC champion Bulldogs (24-6, 13-1). Stow advanced to a Division I district final last season.
Loftin also plays quarterback for Stow's football team. This season, he has helped lead the Bulldogs earn their first 6-0 start since 1988.