(Columbia) Valle Catholic’s Aiden Heberlie recently announced via Twitter that he has verbally committed to play baseball for the University of Missouri Tigers.
Valle baseball head coach Nathan Gegg says Heberlie is a special and unique athlete for the Warriors.
As only a junior, Heberlie will have two more baseball seasons with the Valle Warriors before he heads off to Columbia.
However, he did miss out on his sophomore season this past spring when the pandemic hit.
Turns out that may have been the best thing that could have happened for Heberlie.
He utilized the time away from the field to put on added muscle, and by the time the summer rolled around, he was 6’3″ and close to 190 pounds.
He explains how he got right to work once the season was canceled.
Heberlie says he would not have had the chance to put on the added muscle had the season not been called off because he had been kept busy by playing baseball, football, and basketball at Valle.
This summer was where things changed for Heberlie and he exploded onto the prep baseball scene.
He played for the Adidas Athletics – one of the premier travel baseball teams in Missouri based out of Chesterfield.
He played in tournaments in Kansas City, Indiana, Tennessee, and also participated in showcases in Illinois and Georgia.
He garnered a lot of attention from some of the country’s top programs but felt Mizzou provided the best fit.
Heberlie says he’s thankful that his parents were willing to take him to all the tournaments and showcases this summer.
The Missouri baseball team was 11-5 in 2020 before the season was cut short due to the pandemic.
From 2017 through 2019, the Tigers averaged 35 wins per season.
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