May 11, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College sophomore shortstop Tyler Robertson has signed a letter of intent to play baseball this fall on scholarship at Western Kentucky University.

Signed by Logan as a pitcher three years ago, Robertson developed arm problems that eventually required Tommy John surgery. He resurrected his career, however, as an infielder last year and became an every-day starter for the Volunteers this spring.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound shortstop led the team in hits with 89 and batting average at .416. He was also runner-up in several categories, including on-base percentage (.480); stolen bases (22); triples (2); and runs scored (58).

“I always wanted to go to Western Kentucky University to continue my baseball career and was excited to get an offer from them,” Robertson said.

The Hilltoppers are classified Division I in athletics and participate in Conference USA.

“They play a lot of southern schools, which is fine by me,” Robertson said. “It’s a good level of baseball and I hope that I can step right in and contribute immediately.”

“T-Rob’s been a steady performer for us these last two years, especially this year,” said JALC head coach Jerry Halstead. “He was a big reason we were as successful as we were and we wish him only the best going forward. I am confident Tyler will fit in nicely at Western Kentucky.”