Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A two-sport standout from Goose Creek High School has decided on a school and, evidently, a sport.
Rising senior Chris Singleton committed to the Charleston Southern baseball program this month after receiving an offer from CSU assistant Sid Fallaw in June.
Singleton was waiting for the right time to make a decision.
“I talked it over with my mom and she said to do just whatever is best,” said Singleton, who is playing this summer with Goose Creek Post 166’s Senior Legion team. “She told me to pray about it like she always does, and I came up with the decision.”
Singleton said CSU became interested in him during his sophomore year. A few days after making a diving catch in a game against eventual state champion Ashley Ridge, he and some teammates checked out the CSU facilities.
“They started following me then and now I guess they really want me,” Singleton said. “I love that it’s so close. I can see my parents and I really wanted my great-grandparents to be able to watch me play.”
This past spring, Singleton was an all-region selection for the Gators, batting .354 with a pair of home runs and six stolen bases.
It followed a winter in which he helped lead the Gators to an appearance in the Class AAAA basketball championship game. He played in all 27 games, averaging 8.4 points, two steals and two rebounds a game.
“If there was ever a way I could play both I would,” Singleton said, “but baseball is my love. I’ve been playing it since I was three.”