Collin Murray signs with Midway University
Woodford County High School senior Collin Murray signed his letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Midway University on Friday, May 4.
“He's a great young man and he works really hard,” said WCHS Athletic Director Dennis Johnson at the signing. “One of my favorite memories of him was when we went to Cocoa Beach last season and he threw a no-hitter. He's been dominating ever since and it's fun to watch.”
Murray said he's always loved the game of baseball and is happy to continue playing at the next level. “I've been playing for probably 12 years and it's what I love to do. The game is such a big part of my life,” he said.
His time at Woodford County is full of memories on the baseball field but also the relationships that have been made from being part of a team.
“The guys on the team mean so much to me and I look forward to seeing what everyone does after high school,” said Murray. “There are so many friendships and connections through the game that can be a big part of me later on in life.”
The decision to attend Midway came down to it being closer to home and having smaller class sizes, said Murray. “I like the idea of the smaller classes so I can get more one-on-one attention and get the most out of my education. I like the idea that my family can watch me play and not have to worry much about traveling all over the country,” he said.
“Collin has pitched in a ton of big games for us,” said WCHS Coach Paul Patterson. “He doesn't always get first dibs on big games, but he comes in when he's called and leaves it all on the field and that is just the type of kid he is.”