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Tyrone Wilson signs scholarship to play baseball in college

West Orange-Stark graduate Tyrone Wilson will play baseball at Wiley College when he starts attending school there this coming fall. Wilson has received a scholarship to Wiley College which he signed on Wednesday, June 7, in the Cornell Thompson Strength and Conditioning Center at West Orange-Stark High School.

Wilson played shortstop for the Mustangs during his years at West Orange-Stark and was Honorable Mention All-District this past season. He also pitched and was a starter in the regular rotation of Mustang hurlers especially during the district games his senior year this past season.

Wilson expressed his appreciation to the assistance he has received that helped him earn the college scholarship. "I'm so grateful to everyone that has helped me get to this point, especially Coach Espinal," Wilson said. "He has assisted me through every stage of this process, and I'm very grateful to go to college on a baseball scholarship. I can't express how much this means to me."

West Orange-Stark baseball coach Sergio Espinal is proud of Wilson and how much he improved on the diamond over the last four years. "From his freshman year to his senior year Tyrone constantly made tremendous improvements, and got better and better especially defensively for us," Espinal praised.

Wiley College is located in Marshall, Texas, and is part of the Red River Athletic Conference. The college was founded in 1873 and is named in honor of Bishop Isaac William Wiley. It is one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities west of the Mississippi River. Wiley College has provided educational opportunities for 137 years to the citizens of Texas and continues to thrive. Wilson plans to major in Kinesiology at Wiley College.

Tyrone Wilson was a true leader for the Mustang baseball team, and Espinal believes Wilson will do well at Wiley. "Tyrone's going to do well. Where ever he goes Tyrone is going to do well. Tyrone is very mature and he's just going to keep working on his fundamentals and good things are going to happen for him,"

"He has the ability to do well and play at this level," Espinal added. "I will enjoy watching him grow and become a more developed baseball player."

The coach feels a hard worker like Wilson will fit in nicely with the Wiley Wildcats. "The Wiley Wildcats Baseball Program has become a very competitive NAIA program in Texas," said Espinal. "I am very proud and excited for Tyrone."


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