CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) - Five Miller School baseball standouts that helped the team win a state championship last season have made plans to play in college.
Four of the five players will play at division I schools.
The players took part in a ceremonial signing Tuesday at the Miller School.
Garrett Payne, a right handed pitcher, signs with North Carolina State.
“It’s been a long time coming. I have been waiting a few years for this to finally happen. Now that is has happened I am stoked and ready to get there,” says Payne.
Ethan Chenault, a right handed pitcher, signs with UNC-Wilmington.
“It’s definitely a push because I want to be able to go there and I want to be able to compete once I get there. I want to be in good shape as I can for my senior year to show them that I’m ready for that next level," says Chenault.
Jeremy Wagner, an outfielder, signs with Austin Peay State.
“It means a lot because not everybody gets the opportunity to play division one baseball. I’m just blessed to be given that opportunity," says Wagner.
Jordan Peyton, a right handed pitcher, signs with Radford.
“I committed three years ago. I committed to the program I like how they do things. I think we’re going to have a great team. I like the players in playing with. I just think it is a great opportunity for me,” says Peyton.
Jack Marshall, a first baseman, signs with Roanoke College.
“I fell in love with the campus when I toured. The program is phenomenal for division three. It strives me to get better and hopefully play at the next level," says Marshall.
Chenault, Wagner, and Marshall won three state championships during their time at Miller.
Wagner was named the VISAA DII state Player of the Year last season.