Barstow Community College Sophomore 2nd Baseman, Caleb Squire, has signed a national letter of intent to continue his collegiate career at Division I Arkansas State.
In two seasons as a Viking, Squire compiled impressive statistics:
.374 Batting average (112 hits in 299 at-bats)
67 runs scored, 63 RBI, 26 Dobules, 5 Home runs and 35 extra base hits
Squire's accomplishments also included two unanimous 1st team All-Conference selections, a selection to the Academic All-State team, a 3.8 cumulative GPA and a nomination to the 2017 All-State team.
Arkansas State is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and plays at Tomlinson Stadium/Kell Field in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The Sun Belt was ranked 9th out of 32 Divison I baseball conferences in 2017. The Sun Belt is also home to the defending National Champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
Squire is the second Divison I signeee during Head Coach Bryan King's three year tenure at Barstow. Austin Crank signed at the University of North Dakota in 2015.
Coach King said, "Caleb is the personification of what it means to be a student-athlete. He is just as competitive in the classroom as he is on the practice field and on gameday. He walked into our program two years ago with a singualr focus to become a Division I athlete. I am so proud of how far Caleb has come, it has been a pure pleasure to coach him. I can't wait to see what the next level has in store for him and I am excited to watch him continue to grow in an excellent program at Arkansas State"
Caleb Squire commeneted, "The decision to attend Barstow Community College and play for Coach King was the best decision I've made. I improved my game in every way in this program and I would not be where I am today without the leadership and guidance of Coach King and Coach Walker. Arkansas State represented everything I wanted, an emerging program, a great conference, tough non-conference match-ups, an outstanding facility and coaches that will continue to help me improve. I can't wait for the fall to get here."
Arkansas State Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Caleb Longshore, added, "We are excited to add Caleb to our recruiting class for the 2018 season. He is a dynamic player that we feel will be an immediate impact in our line up. In addition to his performance on the field, Caleb's success in the classroom exemplifies what we are looking for in our incoming student athletes. We can't wait to have him join our club this fall."