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Sammy Polott commits to Lycoming

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Sammy Polott pitches in Lycoming college baseball recruitment camp. He did extremely well and got an offer from the coach.

Sammy Polott is a Walter Johnson pitcher and first baseman who was recently recruited and verbally committed to play for Lycoming college in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Lycoming college has just recently created this baseball program and next year will be the first year they will compete in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this team and help make their first season a success. I’m really looking forward to it,” Polott said.

Sammy has had an incredible season so far for the wildcats. He has made many crucial plays at first base and a lot of strikeouts while he’s on the mound. His batting has also been exceptional this season. Lots of big hits causing crucial runs.

“My school coach sent my baseball profile to the Lycoming coach and they said that they liked me and wanted my phone number. I got the phone number and the coach and I began texting. Later, I was invited to visit the college and attend a showcase camp. The coach was impressed and two days later he asked me to hop on a call and that’s where he offered me a spot on the team,” Polott said.

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Polott really enjoys being apart of the Walter Johnson baseball team. He has made a lot of memories throughout his time playing baseball all four years for the wildcats.

“My favorite memory was my first home run for the wildcats. It was incredible watching the ball fly out of the field and running the bases without a worry of being thrown out,” Polott said.

Next season Polott is hoping to make it into the starting lineup for Lycoming college and have a great first season there. He really likes the coach and they have a great relationship. He also really likes the team and thinks that they are going to work really well together next season.

“I started playing baseball when I was really young and I’ve played pretty much throughout my whole life. I’ve played for my club team, BCC prospects for a long time too and the coaches have helped me come this far and have taught me a lot along the way.

Polott is hoping to end this season out well and hopefully make it far in the playoffs. He believes the team is talented enough to do extremely well going forward. He also believes there is a promising future for WJ baseball.

“The underclassmen on the team are very talented and I think the team will be very successful in the upcoming years for sure,” Polott said.

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