DARLINGTON — In the end, the University of South Carolina-Lancaster felt like the best fit for Noah Skeen, who signed with the Lancers on Wednesday.
“It just felt like home to me,” said Skeen, the two-way standout baseball player for Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School. “We have a good recruiting class coming in next year and they’re all about winning, getting better and playing at the next level.”
Count Skeen among that group. In his junior season with the Titans, the senior P/INF batted .366 with four home runs at the plate. On the mound, he threw close to 50 innings and was selected to the SCISA North-South All-Star game, where he also hit a home run.
“I plan to go there and hopefully get a four-year offer at a (Division) I school,” said Skeen, who also had offers from Coker and USC Sumter, but felt USC Lancaster gave him the best opportunity of doing that. “I loved the team, the coaches and the campus, so it was just the right fit for me.”
Skeen said Trinity-Byrnes helped prepare him to play at the collegiate level. “Trinity-Byrnes is a great school to attend and they have welcomed me with open arms,” he said. “It’s such a family school with great teachers and administration.”