Source: Sherman Publications

Sports
Athlete of the Week
Lansing bound

July 27, 2011

Slugger Chase Toth is ready for the next step after graduating from Clarkston High School in June and is heading to Michigan State University to play baseball.

He made an oral commitment to the school before he signed his letter-of-intent earlier in the school year.

To get ready for college ball he helped set the way for the Wolves with a 23-8 overall record and their second consecutive district crown.

The win over Avondale for the title came after three extra innings. Toth ran to home plate as Dylan Peck's single hit went past the Yellowjacket's defense. The run closed the game with a 7-6 win for the Wolves.

The boys concluded the season in a 3-1 loss to Hartland in the MHSAA Regional final, where Toth hit 1-for-3 and had one RBI.

His single hit in the second inning brought in teammate Jake Forsten for the lone run.

Toth finished the season with a .435 batting average and had 35 stolen bases and is ready to lend his batting and outfielder skills to the Spartan team in the spring.

Toth joined 11 other players as they finished their senior year.

"Our seniors have been phenomenal and they have led us on the right path," said Phil Price, head varsity baseball coach.

"The legacy they have left is they have Clarkston baseball playing the right way again. They play hard and they did things the right way."