Northwest’s Cayce Breblau on Wednesday signed to play baseball with Austin Peay and Gary McClure on the first day on National Signing Day.
Bredlau chose Austin Peay over UT Martin.
“It was a tough choice, but I just fell in love with Austin Peay,” Bredlau told ‘From the Sideline’ on WJZM on Wednesday.
Bredlau, who had a .358 batting average, was a key cog in Northwest’s turnaround under coach Dan Stephens that saw the Vikings advance to the Region 5-AAA semifinals where they lost to Mt. Juliet 10-2.
It was the first time a Northwest baseball team had advanced to Region play in 23 years. Northwest was the District 10-AAA runner up to Rossview.
Coach Stephens told ‘From the Sideline’ that he was proud of Cayce and the he’s the first baseball player at Northwest to sign a Division I scholarship in some time.
“He can be a role model for other baseball players that come through our program,” Stephens said on From the Sideline on Wednesday.
About James D. Horne
James D. Horne began his writing career at the Carrollton Missouri Democrat in 1995, and was the assistant sports editor/writer for the Hammond Louisiana Daily Star for two years. In 1998, Horne became the Missouri Basketball beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He joined The Leaf-Chronicle in Oct. 2003 as the lead prep writer and became the Austin Peay beat writer in March of 2005. During his career he won a state association sports writing award at the Daily Star and two while at the Leaf-Chronicle.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Horne earned his B.A in communications from Central Methodist University in Fayette Missouri.
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