Crystal City’s Bassin signs with Mineral Area College

(Crystal City) Crystal City Hornets senior Hunter Bassin will be continuing his baseball career in college.

The star shortstop and pitcher signed his letter of intent to attend and play for Mineral Area College in Park Hills.

Bassin says the Cardinals provided a place that felt like his home in Crystal City.

Bassin has emerged as one of the most dangerous hitters in the entire Parkland area.

The Hornets’ centerpiece has collected a .557 batting average, 19 total extra-base hits, 6 home runs, 24 runs scored and 39 runs batted in.

Bassin says new head coach Zach Weiss has helped him make the leap to elite hitter.

But Bassin is also quick to point out how his teammates put him in a position to succeed.

Bassin has lead Crystal City to a 13-8 record this season and a number-one seed in the Class 2 District 4 postseason tournament starting Monday.

MAC had its season end at 30-13 Saturday when it lost a Region 16 sub-regional series with Metro.

To hear the full interview with Hunter Bassin, click play below.