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Tinley native Collins commits to Lewis

Updated: April 18, 2013 6:14AM



Brandon Collins, a Tinley Park native, was one of six players to commit to play baseball for Lewis University beginning with the 2014 season.

Collins, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound transfer from South Suburban College, is a first baseman who played a season at Moraine Valley Community College where he batted .400 and had a .443 on-base percentage with 58 hits, 13 doubles, five triples, two home runs, 30 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases in 2012.

In his senior season with Lincoln-Way North, Collins helped his team to a 30-3 record, including conference and regional titles. He was named to the Southwest Suburban All-Conference team and was an Illinois High School Coaches Baseball All-Area selection.

“Brandon is another juco product that we feel can have an immediate impact for us,” Lewis coach Tim McDonough said. “He brings a terrific set of skills in that he can hit, hit for power and can really run.

“Defensively at first base, being 6-foot-4 will really give the rest of the infielders a big target to throw to.”

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