Prep Baseball Report

Q and A with 2014 Lipscomb Commit: Lee Solomon (Columbus Academy)

Lee Solomon, INF, Columbus Academy, Class of 2014

PBR: Why did you choose Lipscomb?

Solomon: I chose Lipscomb because the fit was perfect for me. The coaches are a tight knit group of guys who really made me feel at home during my vist. On top of that, it is a great school with awesome facilities and outstanding tradition.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Solomon: Columbia, Wright State, Dayton, Oakland, Bowling Green, and Emory.

PBR: Where did the Lipscomb coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with them?

Solomon: Coach Ogden first saw me at the Top Prospect Game at Prasco and later on that weekend at University of Kentucky. We remained in constant communication after that week, and because my father went to Lipscomb and my cousin was once a student manager for the team my relationship with the coaching staff began to blossom very quickly! 

PBR:  Was distance from home a factor in your decision? 

Solomon: I was pretty open to playing at different regions throughout the midwest and south as long as the the distance was drive-able for my parents. It's only 6 hours from Columbus to Nashville so Lipscomb fit perfectly. 

 PBR:  This June you attended PBR’s Top Prospect Showcase.  How did that help you in the recruiting process? 

Solomon: The Top Prospect Games were a great help to me in the recruiting process. It's a great place to get some exposure to colleges and I was able to receive positive feedback from a plethora of schools including Lipscomb. 

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Solomon: Coach Forehand expects me to come in and compete for a job in the middle infield. Ultimately its up to me whether I will play or not and I will have to continue to work hard in order to prove myself worthy of a starting spot.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?

Solomon: I was excited about the process. It's a once and a lifetime experience and I am glad I got the chance to enjoy it!

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Solomon: My cousins Douglas and Elliott Williams have had the biggest impact on me as a player. I grew up watching them play and it made me love baseball just as much as they did!

PBR: What were your stats this spring season at Columbus Academy?

Solomon: BA: .516/ R: 25 / 2B: 9 / HR: 2

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Solomon: Eli Kraus