Aug 11, 2015 2:10 AM by Ross Field
A Sutter High School baseball player is walking with a big smile these days as he's locked down an opportunity to play Division-One baseball for a program in the Pac-12. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
It's the middle of summer and the heat is bearing down, but Sutter's Randy Post doesn't seem to mind. He's working on that top hand through the zone, taking hack after hack, as he gears up for his first year of baseball at Washington State.
"I love the coaches, love the baseball, love the school, can't wait," said Post.
Post originally signed with University of New Mexico in April. But shortly after Lobos coach and head recruiter Dan Spencer left for the Associate Head Coaching job at Washington State and he wanted Post to come along for the ride.
"Once it all went down and he got the new job, I was following him, he's my guy. It was crazy, I mean one day I was going to New Mexico and the next day I'm going to Washington State," said Post.
A superstar quarterback for the Huskies, Post received interest from smaller college football programs, but he's known all along that his future lie in between the lines on a diamond.
"Baseball has been my passion since I was very young. I had the time of my life out here playing football, but it just wasn't in the cards for me, wasn't in my heart," said Post.
Last season, he put up monster numbers with the bat, hitting .425 with nine doubles, four triples, three home-runs and 25 runs batted in. His production helped Sutter win their fourth straight section title.
"I'm always going to have great memories of this school. This place was awesome, I couldn't have asked for a better high school experience," said Post.
For Randy Post, it's a dream come true to get the chance to play at such a high level. Five Cougars were drafted in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. He hopes one day he'll hear his name called, but first thing's first.
"I'll be playing shortstop or third base, wherever I can contribute, that's where I'll be. I'm planning on going in and putting my foot forward. It's the chance of a lifetime, I want to go up there and represent Sutter, represent Northern California and just do my thing," said Post.