St. John's Curry signs with Southeastern Louisiana
PLAQUEMINE – St. John the Evangelist High School's Trevor Curry signed a baseball scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University on Thursday before a signing party of family and friends in the school library.
The War Eagles, under coach Heath Whittington, advanced to the postseason in each of Curry's three years in the program. St. John finished 28-6 overall this season advancing to the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament before falling to eventual champion Mangham in the semifinals and were the District 9-1A champion with a 9-1 mark.
"I am happy for him and looking forward to watching him play on the next level," Whittington said. "We knew right away he was going to be a good ballplayer. We were glad to have him and he did a real good job for us.
"He has real good bat speed and is solid defensively with good range. He kind of reminds me of Todd Walker a little bit. He was not a huge guy but he could swing it."
Curry committed to the Lions nearly two years ago. Southeastern is a state-funded public university in Hammond and competes in NCAA Division I athletics as a part of the Southland Conference. They are coached by Jay Artiques.
"I kind of always wanted to go to Southeastern so that is why I choose them," Curry said. "I have family in the community and have always been around there. They have a real good program and I just really like the atmosphere. You can't beat that so I am excited."
Curry, a shortstop, was selected to the LSWA Class 1A All-State first-team and was chosen District 9-1A MVP after batting .489 this season with 53 RBIs, 44 runs, 10 home runs, seven triples, four doubles and 19 stolen bases. A three-year starter at St. John, Curry transferred from Brusly after his freshmen season when the Panthers advanced to the Class 3A final.
"This year we came out and nobody thought we were going to be that good but we played with a lot of heart and I think that is what got us to where we were," Curry said. "I just have to step it up now because it is not going to be the same. You have to move up with the competition so I have to step up my game. It is just about how hard you work and I am going to do my best."
Curry intends to study athletic training. He is the son of Danny Curry and Tara Patin.