From a young age, Ryan Peltier ‘18 knew he wanted to be a baseball player. Now, after starting for the Eagles for four years, he will continue his baseball career at Ball State University.
“It’s a dream come true,” Peltier shared. “I always thought about playing college baseball. I’m happy to do this.”
“He’s been striving for this his whole life,” CJ head baseball coach Mike Barhorst ‘85 added. “He has a heart of a champion. He plays hard and he always works to get better.”
Peltier, a shortstop and pitcher, signed his letter of intent to play for the Cardinals on Friday, December 1.
“This is a good opportunity for me,” Peltier said. “The Ball State coaches saw me play and gave me a great offer.”
Peltier was a key member of the Eagles’ baseball team during their run in the state tournament last school year, which ended with the Eagles being the state runner-up.
“He was one of our leaders last year and we look forward to him being a leader again this year,” Barhorst noted. “He helped the young guys along and hopefully we can make another run at the tournament.”
Along with being an asset on the baseball team, Peltier served as the football team’s quarterback.
“He could have played college football, for sure, but he told me three years ago that this was the route he was going,” reflected head football coach Marcus Colvin. “He has always had a love first for baseball and I’m just glad we were able to get him when we did — I’m so proud of him. I’m happy he has the opportunity to go to college and do something he loves to do.”
Peltier said he’s currently undecided about his field of study at Ball State.
Posted December 4, 2017