By this fall, Greenup County senior baseball players Jesse Hall and Karson Glancy will soon be both teammates and roommates.
The two Musketeers signed with Alice Lloyd College last Thursday.
“It’s just a great college,” Hall said. “We went down several times and visited and saw everything they had to offer. We really fit in there.”
Glancy talked from an educational standpoint: “It’s a small-town school and class size isn’t too big, so the teacher-student ratio is good.”
Their pitching skills piqued Alice Lloyd’s interest, said Hall and Glancy.
Hall is a left-hander who mostly appeared in relief last season. He also tallied five starts and compiled an earned run average of just above 3.00.
“I’m not much of a speed guy, so I just try to hit my spots,” Hall said. “I try to keep everybody off-balance.”
Glancy was primarily used in a relief role, too. The righty said he has good command over his fastball, and he’s improved his offspeed pitches throughout the winter.
“I’ve also been taking hitting lessons this offseason,” he added. “I’ve really flattened my swing, improved my swing.”
Glancy also plays third base. Hall takes right field or first base when not pitching.
Both are entering their fourth season as varsity Musketeers. Neither plays another sport.
Hall said Alice Lloyd “loved seeing a left-handed pitcher” like himself. Glancy also said the Eagles seemed most interested in his pitching arm.
The close friends are excited to tackle this challenge together.
“Both of us had a goal of being signed by someone,” Hall said. “To have an opportunity to play together for a few more years, it’s pretty amazing, really.”
“That’s definitely a great blessing,” Glancy said.
Glancy and Hall both credited Musketeers head coach Greg Logan in helping develop them as well-rounded players.
They were also impressed with Alice Lloyd 25th-year coach Scott Cornett, who is also the mayor of Pippa Passes.
“He’s a busy man,” said Hall with a laugh.
Alice Lloyd competes in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Greenup County fell in the 16th Region championship game last season. The Musketeers haven’t been to the state tournament since 2010, when Hall and Glancy were eighth-graders.
“From what I see, we could possibly win 25 to 30 games this season,” Hall said. “We want to get back to the state tournament.”
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