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Former Clay-Chalkville baseball players sign

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — Two former Clay-Chalkville baseball players recently signed to play at the major college level.

J.D. Perry, a 2011 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate, is leaving Chattahoochee Valley Community College for Louisiana Tech. Perry and CVCC played in the National Junior College Association World Series in Colorado earlier this year.

“It’s a great accomplishment for me,” Perry said. “When I signed out of high school to play junior college ball at Chattahoochee Valley, my goal was to show up every day and work my tail off to make it to the next level to play Division 1 baseball, and it is a privilege to get signed and be able to play in a top conference like Conference USA. It is a big opportunity for me and my family and I am proud to be a Louisiana Tech Bulldog.”

Micah Blount, a 2012 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate, is leaving Faulkner State Community College for Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.

“It gives me an opportunity to continue my career at a high level at a great school with an amazing coaching staff,” Blount said. “I’m excited about this opportunity and ready for the challenges that come with it.”

In other Clay-Chalkville athletics news, junior softball player Maddie Cole verbally committed to play at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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