By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville junior shortstop Carter Pharis has committed to UAB.
Pharis was the youngest starter on a Hewitt-Trussville baseball team that won a school-record 34 games and reached the Class 6A state championship series in the spring.
“I chose UAB for many reasons: tremendous coaching staff, strong academic school, opportunity to play close to home, and finally, I felt UAB was just the perfect fit for me,” Pharis said. “I feel very fortunate that God has given me the opportunity to one day play baseball for the UAB Blazers.”
As a sophomore during the 2013 season, Pharis batted .270 and had 28 runs batted in. He notched eight doubles, three triples and 14 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was .370. Pharis led the Hewitt-Trussville defense with 79 assists.
This summer with the Excel Blue Sox 16U team, Pharis batted .347 with 15 RBIs and a .437 on-base percentage in 26 games.
Pharis garnered interest this summer from South Alabama, Auburn, Jacksonville State, Central Florida, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. He took visits to UAB and Auburn.
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