Walsh Jesuit senior baseball player Riley Minorik has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Bowling Green State University.
Minorik, a shortstop and Akron resident, is a three-year varsity player who has helped Walsh win North Coast League Blue Division championships in 2013 and 2014. The 2014 Walsh team compiled an undefeated regular season, was ranked No. 3 in the CBS MaxPreps Xcellent 50 national baseball rankings and then lost to Hudson in a Division I district final.
Minorik was named to the NCL-Blue honorable mention team as a junior after posting a .328 batting average with two home runs and 11 runs batted in.
“One comment that resonates most from college scouts about Riley Minorik is that he consistently plays the game the right way, and that he stands out with respect to his effort and passion,” Walsh coach Chris Kaczmar said in a prepared statement.
“Riley is simply one of the most tenacious, and relentlessly hustling players we have had come through the program. He is a fierce competitor in the box and especially with his glove, while simultaneously having a great demeanor and approach to the game and life - and his uniform is always dirty.”