CHS baseball standout heads east after 2013 season
Last week, Jeremy Giles pledged his college future to Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. The standout Claremont High baseball player will be finishing his senior year this coming spring, and will play for the Division 1 Seawolves in the fall.
Giles waltzed on to the varsity Wolfpack baseball team his junior year and soon cemented his role as their sure-footed 2nd baseman. Giles was quick to praise his teammates and Claremont’s unexpected finish last year. “We were really close as a team; we had each others’ backs. This team has a lot of talent and chemistry, which is why we were able to win a playoff game last season for the first time in awhile.”
Against Damien, Giles produced his best performance of the season. Claremont trailed by one run, and desperately needed to string a couple hits together to keep playoff hopes alive. In the 6th inning, Giles blasted a homerun with a runner on 2nd to give the Wolfpack a dramatic victory.
Stony Brook presents as a fantastic option for Giles. The baseball team won the America East Conference and advanced to the NCAA College World Series last year. Veteran Seawolves coach Matt Senk persuaded Giles to come to the school when he called him in August and invited Giles to campus for a visit. Giles will not even need to change colors as the Seawolves wear scarlet and gray, similar to the Wolfpack. Giles was also impressed with SBU’s academic programs, and he will study business and marketing during his college career. Giles will enjoy his final season in high school when it starts in March 2013, as the Wolfpack attempt to best last year’s playoff run.