He goes the distance game after game and sends the batters packing regularly game-after-game, and now he is going the distance all the way to Calvin College in Grand Rapids.
Berlage will graduate from being a Dexter Dreadnaught to a Calvin Knight.
“I met the coach and I just really like him,” Berlage said. Calvin Head Coach John Rypel met with Berlage last summer and they hit it off.
“He seems like he knows what he’s talking about and he just really cares for the team,” added Berlage, who will be studying accounting, when he’s not on the pitcher’s mound dealing frustration and disappointment his opponents.
“Sweeping Chelsea was nice and back-to-back shutouts against Tecumseh and Adrian,” Berlage said. “Our coach has had us doing off-season weight lifting and really cares about the team. (The Dreadnaught’s coaching team) puts in the extra time to make sure that you have every opportunity to get better.”
Although Berlage has been playing baseball for 13 years now — since he was just five-years-old —, he doesn’t plan on pursuing baseball past college.
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