Weik to play baseball at Frostburg State

By on June 22, 2016

 

Chase Weik started in all 28 games for the Ephrata baseball team this spring, batting .271 with 15 RBI’s. (Photo by Stan Hall)

Chase Weik started in all 28 games for the Ephrata baseball team this spring, batting .271 with 15 RBI’s. (Photo by Stan Hall)

Ephrata High School third baseman Chase Weik always knew what he wanted to play baseball in college.

It was just a matter of finding a school that offered his major, “Wildlife and Fisheries,” and a chance to play the game that he loves.

It took some patience and time, but in the end, he found what seems to be a perfect match in Frostburg St. in Maryland.

“It really was a last second thing,” Weik explained of his decision to attend the Division Three school. “I was planning on going to West Virginia because they had my major, and was hoping I could maybe play ball there. But I was still looking at a place where I may have an opportunity to start. It turned out (Frostburg) had my major, so I talked to the coach and he was pretty interested. I gave it about a week and a half and then I made a decision. It seems like a real good fit.”

In the end, he also heavily considered Lebanon Valley College, in addition to Frostburg, but they didn’t offer his major.

“I love to fish…I do it every day,” he explained. “That’s what I really wanted to study. It was the major. It was all schooling. LVC gave me a great deal, but they just didn’t have my major and I didn’t want to do something I didn’t like.”

Weik started all 28 games for the Mounts this season. He hit .271 (23-for-85) with five doubles, a triple and 15 RBI. Defensively, he committed just three errors in 63 chances (.952 fielding percentage) and turned three double plays, including what was a game saver late in the Mounts’ District Finals win over Governor Mifflin.

Frostburg Coach Guy Robertson no doubt received a ringing endorsement on Weik from Ephrata Coach Adrian Shelley, who starred at that very same school in the early 90s.

“I thought it kind of sounded like his school but I wasn’t 100 percent sure,” Weik said of Shelley. “And then I told Coach Shelley and he (confirmed it).”

Weik will be joining a program that is coming off an outstanding 30-14 campaign. The Bobcats advanced to the CAC title game before falling just short in a 9-8 loss to Salisbury in the championship. Frostburg also advanced to the NCAA Division Three Tournament.

Weik was asked his goals as he heads off to college.

“I need to get stronger physically, get quicker…just really improve everything,” he said. “I just got to work hard at it and keep the grades up. That will be the most important thing.”

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