By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Writer
McKinney North baseball player Heath Beasley, whose solo home run in game two of the bi-district round series versus Frisco Wakeland earlier this month was the eventual game winner, signed to play for Abilene Christian University on Friday. He was joined alongside family, coaches, and his teammates as they celebrated the big day together.
Beasley won’t have to go far to ask advice about what life in Abilene will be like for the next four years, considering he has one brother who has graduated from ACU and another set to graduate around this time next year. Even without the family connection, Beasley said ACU was an easy choice for him to make on where he would be playing ball.
“Yeah it was,” said Beasley. “I mean there were a couple other schools I was thinking about going to, but in the end [ACU] just fit really well and once I got offered to play, I took it pretty quickly.”
Beasley plans on joining the business school at ACU and majoring in finance. When asked what he was most excited and most nervous about heading off to college, he admitted to being a little apprehensive of change.
“I’m really excited about getting up there and playing at a high level. I feel like playing college ball has been a dream of mine and I’m blessed to have the opportunity to play,” said Beasley. “One thing I guess I’m kind of nervous about is change and moving to Abilene and everything that goes with that. I still think it will be a good time though.”
Congratulations to Heath and his entire family for this major accomplishment from everyone here at TSB!