Sports

Freeland pitcher signs with Kansas State

Levi MaVorhis, a South Whidbey resident who played baseball for Archbishop Murphy High School, will play for Kansas State University next year.  - Ben Watanabe / Record file
Levi MaVorhis, a South Whidbey resident who played baseball for Archbishop Murphy High School, will play for Kansas State University next year.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe / Record file

Levi MaVorhis, a former pitcher for the Archbishop Murphy baseball team and Freeland resident, signed with Kansas State University.

The Daily Herald’s Aaron Swaney reported the development earlier this week. MaVorhis, the Cascade Conference player of the year, was prepared to sign with Bellevue College (formerly Bellevue Community College). He’ll trade his red, black and white Wildcats jersey for a purple and silver Wildcats outfit in Manhattan, Kan. The change came during a baseball tournament in Kansas, where the pitching coach for Kansas State saw MaVorhis play and offered him a spot on the team.

The offer capped a busy year for MaVorhis, whose high school team won the state 2A baseball title where he was named the 2A player of the year. In the state title game, MaVorhis started on the mound and hit a three-run single that helped Archbishop Murphy beat Lynden 7-6 in eight innings.

Players who sign with a four-year university are not eligible for the MLB draft until after their junior year.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates