- Inside Athletics
DETROIT, Mich. -- Marygrove Baseball's Inaugural Signing Day continued Tuesday (April 29) with a commitment from talented transfer, Raleigh Wilson. A 2012 graduate of L'Anse Creuse High School, Wilson transfers in with three years of eligibility remaining after playing one year of division I junior college ball at Western Texas College. Wilson's signing marked the second transfer and sixth overall commit for head coach Ryan Kottke as part of the inaugural signing day festivities.
Wilson, a 6' centerfielder, has elite speed in the outfield and fits the desired playing style of pressure-first offense of Kottke and the Mustangs. Prior to his one-year stint in the Lone Star State, Wilson was a two-year varsity starting outfielder during his playing days for the Lancers of L'Anse Creuse High School. The speedy outfielder helped the Lancers win a 2012 MHSAA District Championship to cap off a highly successful high school career.
From there, Wilson's abilities took him down to Texas where he appeared in 38 games for the Western Texas Westerners. In his only season, Wilson came around to score 21 times, knocked in 11 runs and swiped 10 bags. The well-rounded game is exactly what Coach Kottke seeks out of Wilson as he finishes his collegiate career in the Mustang Green & Gold.
COACH KOTTKE'S TAKE
"Raleigh is a game changer in the outfield and at the dish," Kottke said in regards to one of his two transfer signees. "With his speed and knowledge of the game, he will be looked at to be a catalyst at the top of our lineup this upcoming season. On the defensive side, Raleigh will be able to cover gap to gap out in center and make hard plays look very routine. Without question, Raleigh and the rest of our commits from the first signing day are the type of players that will continue to attract top level talent to Marygrove."