White House senior Aaron Worrell will be wearing a similar shade of blue next season.
The 2019 District 9-AA Most Valuable Player recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his baseball career at Volunteer State Community College.
Worrell hit .359 and led the Blue Devils with 27 RBI this year. He finished with 28 total hits and an on-base percentage of .474, while splitting time between second base, shortstop and third base.
“He’s worked extremely hard in the weight room and in the cages,” White House coach Seth Long said. “He’s been a real difference maker for us, and all the hard work he put in really showed this season.”
Worrell was on the wrestling team his first three years of high school, but he decided to give baseball his full attention this year.
That move paid dividends, and Worell improved significantly at the plate.
“I had more time to focus on baseball stuff,” Worrell said. “I wasn’t focused on other things. I had all winter to fix my swing and to get to where I wanted to be.”
Besides being a utility infielder, Worrell also played in the outfield and pitched at various points during his high school career. He had a 3.20 ERA on the mound and struck out 25 batters this season.
“He’s a smart kid and he knows how to play everywhere,” Long said. “You always know you’ve going to get his competitive best any time he’s on the field, so you’re comfortable putting him wherever he’s needed.”
Worrell, who also considered Union (Ky.) College, eventually plans to transfer to a four-year school after spending his first two years at Vol State.
“That’s down the road,” he said. “I’m just hoping to play well these next two years and see where it takes me.”
He is the second White House baseball senior to sign after right-handed pitcher Michael Frye inked scholarship papers with Lindsey Wilson last December. Both players were recently named to the Main Street Preps 2019 All-Sumner County team.