All to often success in youth sports has been measured by wins versus losses and that’s certainly important in the Chillicothe 757 Colts Baseball Program too. As players in the organization move on to the next stage of their lives it becomes obvious that wins/losses are only a small part of success in youth sports…..
To quote one of the good guys that has since passed on:
“Post 757 has not only strived over the years to coach and teach fundamental baseball but has encouraged the players to be aware of the importance of their high school GPA, work ethics and to be teachable.”
- Dick Stewart
As we put the 2014 season to bed and look forward to the 46th consecutive year of the program it’s very rewarding to know that these young men have been provided a solid foundation for success by their parents, teachers, coaches, pastors and others. The Colts program is happy to play a small role in the future success of these young men!
Mission accomplished 2014 Colts!!
Trent Downs, 6 years in the Colts Program, will be returning to the University of Rio Grande as a sophmore majoring in Wildlife Management in the College of Natural Resources & Conservation. Trent returns to the RedHawks baseball team as a RHP/3B for Coach Warnimount.
Matt Dunn, 3 years in the Colts Program, has committed to Mount Vernon University to join Coach Veale's pitching staff this fall. Matt, a 2014 Chillicothe HS graduate, was a stellar performer in the classroom as he graduated with a 3.7 GPA and Distinguished High Honor Roll. Matt was name First Team All-SCOL Academic team in 2014 for baseball. Dunn will major in Pre-Physical Therapy at Mount Vernon.
Austin Elliott,three years in the Colts program, is attending Capital University and majoring in Pre-Law. The 2014 CHS grad will be trying out for the Capital baseball team this fall.
Jacob Kellough, six years in the Colts program, is currently in San Antonio TX attending boot camp! Jacob will be joining the United States Air Force enlisting as Open Mechanical. Jacob, a 2014 Huntington HS graduate, was a 4 year star on both the baseball diamond and the basketball court for the Huntsmen.
Sean Lucas, three years in the Colts program, will be attending the University of Cincinnati this fall where he will major in Health Sciences. Sean is a 2014 Chillicothe HS graduate with a 3.84 GPA and was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar. Sean was rewarded for academic work by being awarded 6 scholarships!! Sean not only excelled in the classroom but participated on both the baseball and bowling teams for the Cavaliers.
Nat Mavis, 6 years in the Colts program, will be attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he will major in Marine Biology. Nat, a 2014 Zane Trace HS graduate, was a member of the National Honor Society that graduated with High Honors and served as a Student Council member. Nat received Academic All Scioto Valley Conference awards for both baseball and football.
Ryan Milliken *
Ryan Milliken, three years in the Colts program, will be attending The Ohio State University this fall where he will major in Sports Industry. Ryan received several academic awards as a 2014 Chillicothe HS graduate including Football Academic All-Ohio and High Honor Roll.
Jalen Mischal *
Jalen Mischal, two years in the Colts program, will be attending Wilmington College this fall where he will major in Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy and continue his baseball career. Jalen is a 2014 Chillicothe HS graduate that took care of business in the classroom (3.4 GPA) while participating in both baseball & football for the Cavaliers.
Lucas Sarver *
Lucas Sarver, 6 years in the Colts program, is currently attending Ohio University Chillicothe and working nearly full-time at Kroger on Bridge Street – make sure you stop in and tell him hello!
Layne Stockham, 5 years in the Colts program, will be joining the United State Air Force and attendingboot camp in Texas. Layne will be serving our country as an Intelligence Analyst.
Colin Swackhammer, 5 years in the Colts program, starred on the football and baseball fields for the Zane Trace Pioneers. Colin is currently considering joining the Ohio National Guard.
Nolan Taylor, 1 year in the Colts program, will be attending Ohio University and majoring in Criminology. Nolan is a 2014 graduate of Chillicothe HS that participated in both baseball & basketball for the Cavaliers. Nolan will be trying out for the Bobcats baseball team this fall.
*Eligible to return to the Colts in 2015