On Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, Hatboro-Horsham seniors Brian Edgington and Colin Kennedy were recognized for signing letters of intent to play baseball at the collegiate level. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.
“They’re both great kids on and off the field,” coach Pete Moore said. “We’ve had a chance to see them grow over the years.
“They threw a ton of our innings last year. When you look back at our league innings, about 94 percent of our innings came from guys we had coming back, and 76 percent were from those two. They’ve been our go-to guys. Having two guys at the top of your rotation that throw in the upper 80s is certainly a plus for us. It will be nice for us to move into a new league this year where guys haven’t seen them before, so that should play to their advantage as pitchers.
“They both throw a ton of strikes. They both have been remarkable for high school kids. Kennedy has 69 strikeouts in his career to just 21 walks. Edgington has 72 strikeouts to just 16 walks, so they pound the zone and can throw multiple pitches for strikes.”
Colin Kennedy – La Salle University (Baseball)
Major: Criminal Justice
Reasons for choosing La Salle: “The reason I chose La Salle is the atmosphere when I go there. It just feels like home. I really liked the presence there, and I love the coaches. I’ve met all the players, and they were just really good with me. I felt really comfortable there.”
What was the progression that led you to playing baseball at the collegiate level? “I have been playing baseball since I was about three years old. Honestly, when I hit seven, I fell in love with the game, and I told myself every day that I would be playing in college one day. I wasn’t sure where, I wasn’t sure how it was going to happen, but I knew that’s what I wanted to do. It’s a goal I’ve had for myself my whole life.”
Coach Pete Moore says: “Colin started out with us as a freshman and had an ERA of under 1.00 his freshman year, threw a lot of big innings and pitched in a playoff game his freshman year. He came in physically mature and ready to participate and to compete at that level right away.”
Favorite food: Chicken Fingers
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite music: Country & Rap
Brian Edgington – St. Joseph University (Baseball)
Final list of colleges: St. Joe’s, St. John’s, Mercer County Community College
Reasons for choosing St. Joe’s: “I chose St. Joe’s because of the atmosphere of the campus. I felt like I was at home there. I liked the coaches and the program, and all the players were nice.”
What was the progression that led you to playing baseball at the collegiate level? “I started playing tee-ball at the age of three, and around the age of six, I knew I wanted to play college baseball, but it didn’t become a reality until I would say freshman year when I realized I actually could do it.”
Coach Pete Moore says: “Edge grew into his body. He helped us out his sophomore year and again had experience pitching in the playoffs as a sophomore. They both have that experience under their belts.”
Favorite food: Steak
Movie: The Natural
Favorite music: Oldies – 70s/80s music