As a high school freshman, Henry Schubert caught a break.
South Carolina passed a law allowing home-schooled students to participate in extracurricular activities at public schools.
"Before, my family had to drive all the way out to Hardeeville so I could play (baseball) for Abundant Life," Schubert said. "So now it's a lot easier to drive 10 minutes."
Schubert chose to attend Battery Creek and almost four years later, the senior signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play college baseball at Gaffney's Limestone College.
"I played travel ball for the Upstate Mavs over summer," Schubert said, "and we played on their field a lot. And I just really liked their campus."
The manager of that travel team was Limestone recruiting coordinator and assistant coach Chris Nall.
Schubert talked to Coker and some other schools, but at a Diamon Prospects tournament Schubert played in, Nall told him the Saints definitely wanted him.
"They have a JV team, and a lot of freshmen get playing time there," Schubert said. "I'll probably be on the JV team the first year."
Schubert, who like most baseball players will get a partial athletic scholarship, expects to be used as a pitcher.
Despite not seeing his teammates on a regular basis in class, Schubert said he has enjoyed his time at Battery Creek.
"A lot of the pople I played with, I played with them for a while," Schubert said. "I've known them through rec ball and different things. I've been at BC since my freshman year, so I got to know most of the players."
Schubert is optimistic his senior season will be a good one.
"I feel like we're going to have a pretty good team," he said.
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Noteworthy: Home-schooled, played for the Dolphins since freshman season. Two of his sisters also play softball. Schubert will graduate with a group at his church, Community Bible Church.