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Local athlete verbally commits to baseball and football at Bridgewater

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Jordan Spotswood is used to being active.

The recent Louisa County High School graduate was a three-sport standout and led the Lions to the playoffs in baseball, football and wrestling.

Spotswood hopes to continue that winning tradition in college as he’s verbally committed to play baseball and football at Bridgewater College.

The 5-foot-6, 160-pound athlete will play baseball next spring with the Eagles. He’s expected to play football in 2016.

“It’s been a dream of mine to play college baseball and football since I was in little league,” Spotswood said. “So, me having this opportunity to do so, has motivated me more than ever.”

Spotswood started in right field for the Lions this spring, guiding the team to the Conference 23 tournament semifinals.

He scored eight runs and drove in nine more as the team’s No. 9 batter in the lineup last season. The right-hander walked 13 times and was a fixture defensively.

Bridgewater wasn’t the only college option for Spotswood. He received interest as a wrestler from Ferrum College and Southern Virginia University. Bethany College in West Virginia contacted him about playing football at their school.

For Spotswood, the opportunity to play two sports he loved was too good to pass up.

“I made the choice to go to Bridgewater because it’s close and we have had multiple former football players go there and have successful college careers,” he said. “It’s been a dream of mine to play two sports in college. It’ll be tough, but  I can do it.”

Spotswood said Bridgewater baseball coach Curt Kendall told him he would have to earn his spot on the team. The Bridgewater coach was impressed with his athleticism and his work in the weight room.

“I’m most likely going to be a utility player at first, moving from outfield to infield until I find my spot,” Spotswood said.

In terms of football, Spotswood believes a year away from the sport will allow him to bulk up to play at the college level.

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