Sam Joyce Signs with Berry College

6:02 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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The First Presbyterian Day School baseball team has jumped out to an 11-0 start this season. And now their shortstop fielded an offer to play at the next level.

Sam Joyce grew up with a baseball cage and a small infield in his backyard.

Thursday morning, all of that stuff at home and his work on the diamond paid off when he inked a deal to Berry College.

Joyce has 13 homeruns this season and is batting .448 as FPD works on a perfect season.

He's also had the starting slot since his freshman year.

The senior says he visited other schools but the college Vikings who also have the same mascot as his high school really closed the deal.

"And then this summer he came out to a bunch of my games and watched and seemed interested, and it's a good school, and have an opportunity to start right away, so it seemed like a good fit," Joyce said with a smile.

Sam's older brother Tommy played in the minor league system for the Baltimore Orioles.

He told the shortstop to enjoy the college experience.


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