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Baseball’s Tyler Stubbs Signs with Maryville College

MACON, Ga. – FPD senior Tyler Stubbs signed a National Letter of Intent (NLOI) to play baseball at Maryville College on Thursday morning, December 11, inside the Middlebrooks Athletic Center on the school’s campus.

The athletic signing is the third this year for the Class of 2015 and second for the FPD baseball program. (Brooks Hanson signed on to play tennis with Reinhardt University on Nov. 20 while fellow classmate and teammate Austin Cox inked a deal to play baseball at Mercer University on Nov. 13.)

“We’re very happy for Tyler,” FPD head baseball coach Denny Bryant said. “Any time you get to play baseball or any sport after high school is very exciting. Obviously baseball is a love for Tyler and to be able to continue that is great.”

Stubbs posted a .430 batting average in 2014, good for third overall in a minimum of 20 games played for a Viking bunch that advanced to the first round of the GHSA Class-A State Playoffs.

He also led the team last year with 35 RBI’s and his 1.117 OPS was fourth best on the squad.

“Tyler’s signing today is the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination,” Bryant said. “We are really excited for him.”

Stubbs also addressed his supporters at the signing.

“There are a lot of people who have helped me out along the way,” Stubbs said. “I’d like to thank my family, my friends and the good Lord above for helping me in this next step of playing baseball at the next level.”

His 34 hits also ranked third for the Vikings last season and Bryant says that his presence in the lineup will have a major impact on FPD’s success in 2015.

“Tyler is always wanting to get better,” Bryant said. “He has the skill set to be very good for us this year and in college. He’ll be a staple in the infield for us and will hit in the middle of the order. He hits with power and for a great average. It will be fun to watch him this spring.”

Stubbs is the 22nd player in FPD’s baseball program to sign at the collegiate level.

Maryville College, located in Tennessee, is a member of the NCAA D-III USA South Athletic Conference. The Scots finished the 2014 season at 16-22 overall and 11-16 in conference play.

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