Cronin signs with Arkansas

Matt Cronin made his commitment to Arkansas official Monday, signing his national letter of intent with the Razorbacks.

The talented left-handed pitcher for the Navarre Raiders is thrilled he took that step after working hard over the years to achieve the dream of playing college baseball.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine,” Cronin said. “It’s exciting to know I finally achieved it.”

Cronin wasn’t sure where he would play when he first started the recruiting process but was sold on Arkansas after a visit to the campus. The Razorbacks, who compete in the Southeastern Conference, played in the College World Series last season.

“When I got there and went to a camp I knew it was the place for me,” Cronin said. “It’s exciting knowing I’m going to a great program. A lot of guys in my (graduating) class signed there. We should have a pretty good team.”

Cronin helped the Raiders win a district championship a year ago and spent his summer playing for an elite travel team out of North Carolina. He’s worked on every aspect of his game as well in order to be ready for the high school season.

Read the full story in the Nov. 19 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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