Springfield's Pave to Play Baseball at Lehigh

On Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, Springfield Township senior Nick Pave was recognized for signing a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Lehigh University. Visit the Photo Gallery for photos of the signing event.

Nick Pave – Lehigh University (Baseball)

Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Final list of colleges:  Lehigh, Maryland, North Carolina State

Reasons for choosing Lehigh:  “The academics of the school are so good, and that really helped out with the decision. Honestly, I wasn’t thinking too much about it when they first called me, but I went to the campus and I just loved it. It was such a beautiful area, and the field was amazing.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in baseball at the collegiate level?  “I started out in little league, playing t-ball, and when I was 10 or 11, I realized – I’m good at this, and this is something I really love.”

Coach Dennis Primavera says:  “Nick is just a great kid. He’s got a great personality. Every coach should have a Nick Pave on the team. It makes coaching so pleasurable and easy. He’s a student of the game, he knows what he wants to get done, he’s a good athlete, and he works hard. He has never been a problem – he’s teachable, he’s coachable. He has all the qualities that Lehigh University is going to love. This is my sixth year, and he is the first D-I pitcher that I’ve had that signed for a scholarship. He deserves everything that he gets because Nick Pave is the kind of kid that you want this to happen to.”

Pro Tech coach Brian Good says:  “He’s been at it for a while, and I think what made him so good was the slow and steady, continuing hard work and development over the years. He’s always been a hard thrower. Back when he was 12 years old, he could throw the ball really hard, but he developed hand-eye coordination, a great feel for his pitches, great control. All the things that take really hard work over the years, he added to his already strong arm.”

About Nick:
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Favorite movie:  The Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite music:  Country