High School Sports

Hilton Head High's Levy taking his arm to Erskine

A year ago, Nic Levy wasn't sure what he wanted his athletic future to include -- baseball, wrestling or neither one.

When a handful of colleges started calling, the decision was an easy one. Levy will attend Erskine College next season on a baseball scholarship, where he will pitch for the Flying Fleet.

Levy said he had more offers in baseball than he did in wrestling, a sport in which he broke his collarbone this year. The injury was one of a few factors that led to his decision to play baseball, he said.

"I also think I enjoy (baseball) more," Levy said. "And I didn't want to cut weight for four more years in college."

Levy, a hard-throwing right-hander, said he has been told he will play a role on the team's pitching staff during his freshman season. He plans to develop his offspeed pitches to complement his fastball.

Name: Nic Levy

High school: Hilton Head High

Sport: Baseball

High school coach: Chris Wells

Position: Pitcher

College: Erskine College

Probable major: Liberal Arts

About Erskine College: The Flying Fleet finished 28-24 in its spring 2011 season, including a 10-11 record in Conference Carolinas. Kevin Nichols has coached the team for the past 12 seasons. The school competes at the NCAA Division II level.

Why Erskine College? "It's in the middle of nowhere and a good place to focus on my school work," Levy said of the Due West school. "It's a place I can get away from anything and focus on school and baseball."

Other schools considered: Florence-Darlington, Ohio Wesleyan, Coker College, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)

Other high school sports played: Wrestling

Accolades: Levy finished 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA for Hilton Head High his senior season. He went 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA and made the all-region team during his junior season.

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