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Battery Creek's Schubert to play baseball at Limestone

Battery Creek's Henry Schubert signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Limestone on Tuesday, surrounded by, from left, Battery Creek baseball coach Les Goude, Battery Creek athletic director John Drafts, sister Margaret Schubert, sister Gabriella Schubert, Battery Creek principal Edmund Burnes, sister Stella Schubert, father Keith Schubert and mother Kristie Schubert.
Battery Creek's Henry Schubert signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Limestone on Tuesday, surrounded by, from left, Battery Creek baseball coach Les Goude, Battery Creek athletic director John Drafts, sister Margaret Schubert, sister Gabriella Schubert, Battery Creek principal Edmund Burnes, sister Stella Schubert, father Keith Schubert and mother Kristie Schubert. Battery Creek High School

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.

Henry Schubert

Battery Creek, baseball

College: Limestone

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.

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