By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
SAVANNAH - Savannah senior and pitcher Ty Hilsabeck had been committed to Northwest Missouri State baseball since November.
He made that commitment official Friday, signing his national letter of intent to play baseball for the Bearcats next season.
Hilsabeck has been a staple in the Savannah lineup this season, boasting a 5-2 record as a starting pitcher, which included a no-hitter at Lafayette on March 29.
He's helped lead Savannah to a 23-5 record, with wins in 15 of their last 17 outings.
"It's good," Hilsabeck said of his team's momentum. "I hope we get hot at the right time here at the end so we can keep going and keep playing into June."
Savannah, ranked No. 9 in Class 4, is the No. 1 seed in the Class 4 District 16 bracket and has three regular-season games left, starting with a home matchup against Chillicothe Monday.
As for his playing career beyond this spring, Hilsabeck said he chose Northwest after getting a chance to meet the team and tour the campus just 30 miles up the road.
"Their campus is nice," he said. "I met all of the people on the team and they're super nice dudes. So, it felt right."
Hilsabeck is one of six seniors on Savannah's roster. Fellow senior Aiden Leonard recently signed to play baseball at Benedictine himself.
This senior class was part of a group that went 25-2 and finished third at state in 2019.
"Savannah is really good," Hilsabeck commented. "Over the past few years, we've shown that. Last season, we lost like eight starters, now we come back and we're fighting again for it."
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