Former La Salle Institute student and South Troy Dodgers player Amar Lewis has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Division II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., beginning in the 2011 season. (Photo courtesy South Troy Dodgers).
Here is an excerpt from the news release from his former school, Herkimer County Community College.
Lewis, who is finishing up his two-year career at nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College, was signed to a baseball scholarship by the Railsplitters and will play for head baseball coach Jeff Sziksai. Lewis had an outstanding freshman season at Herkimer, hitting .463 in 134 at-bats, while posting a school record 20 doubles and adding 49 runs batted in. "I am extremely happy for Amar and his family with their choice of continuing his education and playing career at Lincoln Memorial University," stated HCCC head coach Jason Rathbun.
A Troy native, Lewis began playing with the Dodgers at age 11 and participated in the American Amateur Baseball Congress World Series as a 15 year old and a 17 year old. Lewis also represented the Dodgers on the AABC team at USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in 2007.
He also led the La Salle baseball team to the New York State Class AA Final Four in 2008.
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