Last month the Mountaineers baseball program picked up a verbal commitment from in state pitcher Carter Lyles of Scott High School. Lyles chose the Mountaineers over Marshall, who was the first to offer him.
“I’ve always been a Mountaineer. It just feels like home to me, where I’m meant to be.”
Coach Steve Sabins is to West Virginia baseball recruiting as Doug Belk has been to football recruiting, dominant. Lyles said his relationship with Sabins is continuing to grow.
“When I visited West Virginia, I got to meet the entire staff and I think a great relationship with your coaches is important and I feel like ours is growing everyday, ” Lyels said.
Lyles’ pitches consists of a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, circle change and curve, with his fastball clocking in at 89 mph. With a 6’2″ 235 pound frame, Lyles could develop into a power pitcher for the Mountaineers in the future. He has starting potential, but I could also see him as a late inning guy to shut things down in the 8th or 9th innings.
Lyles concluded the interview by saying, “It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer.”