Decatur graduate Cody Barlow will hit the diamond next spring at Bacone College.
Barlow, who graduated from Decatur in June, signed with the NAIA school in Muskogee, Okla., last week.
“I went up there on a tour and liked the facilities, and it’s small enough that I should be able to adjust,” Barlow said.
Barlow played four seasons at Decatur. As a senior, he played third and first base, hitting .215 with eight RBIs. As a junior, he was limited to seven games because of injuries, batting .333 with three RBIs.
As a senior, he pitched one and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on five hits to pick up a win.
“His junior year he was injured and missed the majority of the year, but he did a good job of coming back his senior year,” said Decatur coach Chris Carter. “He played third, DH’ed some and played first base against Bridgeport. He’s a pretty versatile player.
“One of the great qualities about Cody is he plays year round and works hard at it. He loves the game.”
Along with his time at Decatur, he played for the Arlington A’s.
Barlow said he will have some work to do to adjust to the next level.
“I’ve got to work on the fundamentals and get better on what I’m doing now,” he said.