College signing: Brodie Harbaugh, PSU Altoona baseball

Name: Brodie Harbaugh

High school: Chestnut Ridge

Hometown: New Paris

Sport: Baseball

Position: Centerfield

College choice: Penn State Altoona

Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius, Slippery Rock, and UPJ

Why I picked Penn State Altoona: “Close to home. Coach (R.J.) Barnard seems like a hardworking coach and he will make me better in my four-year career.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Winning a district championship in baseball.”

Coach Joe Perez’s quote: “Brodie Harbaugh is a four-year starter for the varsity baseball team at Chestnut Ridge High School. He is a very talented outfielder with an accurate arm. Brodie’s overall pitching record is 5-2. His last two years, his batting averages were .325 and .385. Brodie has achieved career-highs with 15 stolen bases and 25 runs scored last season. Brodie is an outstanding overall player and will be a delight to coach at the next level.”

How I got my start playing baseball: “Since I was able to walk, I picked up a bat and ball and loved the game ever since.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Wrestling, football, travel baseball, snowboarding and hanging with friends and family

What getting to play in college means to me: “It’s a dream come true.”

Probable college major: Early Education

Parents: Reggie and Jadee Harbaugh

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