OF Dylan Frye Commits to Coastal Carolina



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Dylan FryeRitchie County OF Dylan Frye scored runs at an alarming rate in 2013. The 5-foot-8, 145-pound left-handed hitter, who runs a 6.59 60-yard dash, crossed home plate 47 times in earning AA honorable mention All-State honors. Frye, ranked No. 13 in the WV Class of 2014 rankings, is a prototypical lead-off man. He walked 27 times and stole 56 bases while hitting at a .408 clip.

His ability to place pressure on defenses led to his recent verbal commitment to play his college baseball for Coastal Carolina. Frye discussed his college decision and the process that led to it with Prep Baseball Report.

PBR:  Where have you decided to attend college and why did you make this choice?

Frye: I have decided to make a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University. I made Coastal Carolina my choice because they take their academics and baseball very seriously. They have some of the top academic programs in the nation. CCU has a great baseball program and not to mention, one of the most successful programs in all of college baseball. They are very determined to get to Omaha to the College World Series and I think they will reach that goal. I would love to be in Omaha with the team in the next few years. They are led by legendary coach, Gary Gilmore, who also has one of the best coaching staffs in college baseball.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?

Frye: I was also considering the University of South Carolina at Aiken and Charleston Southern University.

PBR:  Was distance from home a factor in your decision?

Frye: No, I have always wanted to go down south or out of state to go to school and being so close to Myrtle Beach makes it very nice.

PBR:  Where did the coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?

Frye: Their coaching staff first saw me at one of their December prospect camps last year, but I caught their attention at their latest prospect camp in August. They liked my speed and athleticism and they said they were in need of a dynamic leadoff batter and base stealer.

PBR:  What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Frye: The coaches at CCU want me to develop and get a feel at the Division 1 level so that I will be able to help their team whenever they need me whether it is my freshman year or later.

PBR:  What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that will help your team?

Frye: I believe that my biggest strength as a player is my speed and I think that I can help the team as a versatile leadoff batter and a guy that can cover a lot of ground in the outfield.

PBR:  Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most memorable experience from this past summer?

Frye: In the summer I play for the St. Marys Post 79 American Legion team. My most memorable experience from this past summer would be going deep into the area tournament.

PBR:  What is your current GPA?

Frye: My current GPA is a 3.75.

PBR:  Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team going into your senior season?

Frye: My individual goals for this season are to play with a purpose, play hard, hit well over .400, be a leader, make 1st team all-conference and make 1st team all-state. My goals for the team this season would have to be making it to the West Virginia State Tournament, winning more games than in the past year, play as a team, and breaking many different school team records.

 

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