South’s Bailey signs with Trine Baseball, named valedictorian on same day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – March 18, 2015 is a day Jacob Bailey will likely never forget.

In the morning the South Side senior found out he was the school’s valedictorian. A standout baseball player, Bailey then signed to play at Trine University later in the afternoon.

“Not really any way to describe it,” Bailey told WANE-TV when asked about his big day. “Just more excitement, a little bit of nervousness to it. I’m really looking forward to college and hopefully continuing my success not only as a student but also as an athlete.”

Bailey will study physical therapy at Trine and intends on earning his doctorate.

“I loved the coach and the team,” Bailey told WANE-TV. “Coach (Greg) Perschke’s a great guy. He teaches the game the right way – really focuses on the fundamentals and the values that come from the game.”

Bailey picked Trine over the University of Findlay.

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