In July 2 Issue
Former Russell County baseball standout Quinton Warriner has signed to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands, according to Laker Head Coach David Rexroat.
Warriner, a key player on Rexroat’s 4th region championship team, said he looks forward to playing at the collegiate level.
“It feels good,” Warriner said. “It has been a dream and something I’ve always wanted to do.”
He said he envisions himself as a pitcher at the next level due to the coaching he has received at Russell County High School.
“They’ve been good coaches, they’ve pushed me to be a better player,” he said of Coach David Rexroat and his staff. “I’m thankful I’ve made it this far.”
He also wished to thank his parents, Mike and Tara Warriner, for helping him along the way.
“They’ve always told me that if I was going to do something, to do it right,” he said.
Warriner finished his senior season with .344 average, 17 RBI’s and eight stolen bases.
In his 10 starts on the mound, Warriner compiled a 6-1 record with three complete game shutouts while striking out 55 batters in just over 64 innings pitched. He held his opponents to a lowly .160 batting average while having an ERA of 2.50.
Warriner is currently playing summer ball with the Post 65 Mustangs, playing both left field and pitching.
He reports to school in the fall to begin his careers as a Patriot.