Wainscott to play baseball at Motlow

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Joey Wainscott used his favorite sport to help him make his college choice.

Wainscott, who graduated from Western Hills last month, has signed a letter of intent with Motlow State Community College to play baseball.

A four-year member of the WHHS baseball team, Wainscott started at catcher for 2 1/2 seasons, moving into the starting lineup halfway through his sophomore year.

"Motlow is close to home, and Mom and Dad can see me play," Wainscott said of the Lynchburg, Tenn., school. "It's a baseball school, and that's what I was looking for. Motlow was the one to give me a full ride, so that kind of set me on that. They're known for how good they are, their coach and the baseball program."

Wainscott heard from several schools, including Austin Peay, a Division I school, but he opted for the junior college route to get more playing time.

"If I signed with a Division I school I probably wouldn't play much until my junior year," he said, "and Motlow is saying I can play coming in."

Motlow went 39-12 last year and graduated its catcher off that team.

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