Cornell commits to Pikeville

by Cam Black-Araujo

Nationals alumn and current 16U assistant coach, Rhys Cornell, has announced his commitment to the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky. 

Cornell spent his freshman year at Colby Community College where he batted .279 with three homeruns and five doubles over 38 games.

A back injury held Cornell off the field this year as he was unable to join the Trojans during the shortened 2020 season and will now take three years of eligibility to Pikeville's NAIA program. 

UPike competes in the Mid-South Conference and the program was home to two Canadian players this season.