Baseball lands 8th and 9th commitments

Texas State is continuing to build momentum for years to come in the Sun Belt Conference with the addition of two new commitments in August.

Infielder Mickey Scott and pitcher Joseph Dimaline are the newest additions to Bobcat Baseball's close-knit group.

Scott is yet another dual sport athlete. He plays shortstop and quarterback for 5-A San Angelo Central. For baseball, he was a 1st Team All-District and 1st team All-West Texas selection as a sophomore and 2nd team All-District and 1st team All-West Texas last year. His junior year in football, his first year as a starter, he earned 1st team All-District and West Texas.

Texas State has some interest in Scott on the football side but Scott has not received an offer.

Dimaline is from Churchill High in San Antonio and the 5th pitcher to commit to the Bobcats. He's earned All-District honors the last two seasons, played in multiple All-Star games and had two wins for the Chargers last season in the playoffs.

It hasn't taken long for Dimaline and Scott to become part of the commitment list family. All the players are becoming fast friends and getting to know their new family members, actively exchanging information every day. Their camaraderie and eventual teamwork may just end up being their advantage over the competition for years to come.

"We have a group message between us trying to get to know each other better," Scott said. "We're going to go on an official visit together to do it as a team. To know that I'm going to play with a bunch of guys that I know already gives us an edge, it's awesome."

Dimaline had other interest including Villanova, South Alabama and West Point but Dimaline's decision was not a hard decision to make.

"The programs heading in the right direction," Dimaline said. "They have a good therapy program and that's what I want to get into. After meeting the coaching staff, I could see a good fit there and it wasn't a hard decision for me at all. Why look around when that offer was at my door?"

Scott had other offers notably Kansas State, who won the Big-12 last season. UTSA and Texas A&M Corpus Christi were also in the mix.

"Before the year started, I sat down and wrote a list of schools that I was interested in going to and Texas State was at the top of that list and I never even considered Kansas State," Scott said. "Kansas State is a big deal but I just felt like I was was going to fit in more at Texas State and that I'd have a better college life there."

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