PCHS’ Roberto Taft signs to play baseball at Belmont Abbey

Published 11:15 am Friday, May 4, 2012

Roberto Taft (center) signs his letter of intent to play baseball with Belmont Abbey while family and coaches look on. Shown are (back row, left to right) Billy Alm, Juliet Taft, Coach Ty Stott and Assistant Coach Josh McEntire; (front, left to right) father Robert Taft, Roberto and mother, Jenny Taft. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Polk County High School senior Roberto Taft signed Tuesday, May 1 to play baseball for Belmont Abbey in Charlotte.
“I went to baseball camp there and they started looking at me after. Visiting the school showed me I really liked the small school atmosphere and its close enough to home, but still far enough away,” Roberto said.
Roberto’s mother Jenny Taft said Roberto received both an athletic and academic scholarship to play at the school.
“We always saw pictures in the paper when he was little of kids signing to play sports in college and always thought maybe one day Roberto would get to do that too,” Jenny said. “We’re so proud of him.”
Roberto said he plans to study criminal justice while gaining a spot on the pitching mound for the Belmont Abbey Crusaders.
The Crusaders play in Division II. Erskine College just recently eliminated Belmont Abbey from the 2012 Conference Carolinas Tournament, ending the Crusaders’ season with an overall record of 30-21.

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