Cleveland State outfielder Tucker Mendenhall has officially committed to continue his baseball career at a four-year college.The Cougar outfielder has announced he will be attending Tennessee …
Cleveland State outfielder Tucker Mendenhall has officially committed to continue his baseball career at a four-year college.
The Cougar outfielder has announced he will be attending Tennessee Wesleyan University and play baseball for the Bulldogs, who are currently the top-seed in the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho.
“We are really happy for Tucker. He had a solid two years for us,” head coach Mike Policastro said.
“He works hard and was a leader for us. I have no doubt that Tucker will leave his mark on Tennessee Wesleyan. We look forward to watching him the next two years."
Playing in 46 games for the 27-20 Cougars this past season, Mendenhall posted a .359 batting average with a .459 on base percentage.
The former Walker Valley standout led the team with 24 stolen bases and 43 runs scored and was named to the TCCAA All-Conference Second Team.
He had a half dozen doubles, a pair of triples and a trio of home runs in his 55 hits (tied for second ion the team one behind the leader) to drive in 23 runs.
Playing in their 11th straight NAIA National Championship Tournament, Tennessee Wesleyan is 52-9 on the season.
— Banner Assistant Sports Editor Joe Cannon contributed to this story.
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