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Gerbrick Excited To Be On Path To Lipscomb

Bruce Hefflinger
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Gerbrick Excited To Be On Path To Lipscomb

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Chase Gerbrick SS / 2B / Aurora, OH / 2022

AURORA - Chase Gerbrick admits to being a “big country guy.”

The Aurora sophomore will now get the opportunity to play the sport he loves in a city known for music after a recent commitment to Lipscomb.

“In the summer we were playing in a tournament in Nashville 15 minutes from Lipscomb,” Gerbrick related. “Everything kind of amped up from there.”

Less than a month ago, interest picked up even more and the 37th-rated 2022 in Ohio went with his family to check out the Atlantic Sun Conference school.

“We went to a basketball game and looked things over,” Gerbrick noted. “They had beautiful facilities and it seemed like the perfect fit.”

TCU, Oregon State and Kansas State were among other schools looking at the switch-hitting middle infielder with Miami Florida, Creighton, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Xavier, Utah, North Carolina State and Georgia Tech also in the picture. Two offers were already on the table according to Gerbrick.

“There were some pretty big schools that saw me,” the 14th-ranked sophomore shortstop in the state said. “I had so many scouts that wanted me to play in the south. I met some phenomenal coaches with successful programs that could develop me.

“But everything just clicked with Lipscomb with the location and the city. I just felt they could develop me well. And it has the best business program in Tennessee. People told me you would feel it when you found the right one. It just checked so many boxes.”

A year ago Gerbrick was far from ready to check any box.

“Going into my freshman year I had no looks,” Gerbrick pointed out. “I looked at myself in the mirror and knew I had to work harder. I hit the weight room and I went on a workout program and throwing program. I ended up making huge improvements.

“I jumped from 150 pounds to 165,” the 5-9 Gerbrick continued. “I jumped from 68 infield velo to 83 and I hope to get to 85-86. My exit velo went from 78-86 and my 60 time went from 7.63 to 7.03. But I’m never satisfied with myself, that’s what separates me. I’ll continue to work.”

That plays right into his personality.

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