JACKSON, Tenn. - 1/14/2009 - Benjie Fesmire of Jackson, Tenn., has signed to play his college baseball with the Bulldogs of Union University. After his graduation from the University School of Jackson in May, Fesmire will enter Union in the fall.
“I have grown up watching Union baseball and it has always been a dream of mine to play college baseball,” says Fesmire. “I am very excited about the opportunity to stay close to home and play for Union. I am looking forward to the next four years of playing baseball and getting a great education.”
Fesmire, at 6-foot 185 lbs., has been a starter for USJ since the eighth grade. He is the lone remaining member from USJ’s State Championship team from 2005. Fesmire was one of the top players for USJ as both a pitcher and middle infielder. He has been an All-State player for USJ Head Coach Brad Dyer. Dyer says of Fesmire, “He has the biggest heart and is the hardest worker of any player during his career. He will make a positive impact on Union’s team as a player and a person.”
Union Head Coach Brent Fronabarger believes this to be a great day for Union University. “To be able to add a player with Benjie’s talent, in addition to his quality as a student is always a plus,” says Fronabarger. “We are excited to sign Benjie. His ability to pitch and play a position at a high level is a great asset for our program.” Fronabarger adds, “He will come in and contribute as a freshman for our team.”
Fesmire joins current USJ teammate Jared Davis, who signed with Union back on December 10. Fesmire and Davis will also reunite with former USJ teammate Danny Grimm, who is a freshman this season at Union.
Fesmire is the son of Ben and Sherry Fesmire of Jackson. He is the grandson of Benny and Norma Fesmire, and Jimmy and Joann Breedlove.
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