Congratulations to the Golden Lions playing at the next level. Below are recent St. Pius X graduates who are continuing to play baseball at the college or professional level.
Grant Williams ‘14 plays 2B in the Boston Red Sox organization. He played baseball for Kennesaw State University for four years. He was named First Team All-Conference (Atlantic Sun Conference) in 2017.
Quincy Nieporte ‘13 played two seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization (2017-18). In 2019, he played for the Schaumburg Boomers in the Frontier League and was named an all-star. He played baseball for Tallahassee Community College (2014) and Florida State (2015-17) before being selected in the 2017 MLB draft.
Griffin Benedict '05 is no longer playing baseball, but has been the bullpen catcher for the San Diego Padres since 2011. Griffin played two years of professional baseball in the Padres organization before his current role. He batted .342 during the four years that he played for Georgia Southern University.
Ryan Planas '19 is a catcher for the Barry University Buccaneers in Miami Shores, Florida.
Chandler Simpson '19 is an infielder for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During the 2019 summer, he played for the Brookhaven Bucks in the Sunbelt Baseball League and finished with the 3rd highest single season batting average in franchise history.
Michael Spear '19 is an outfielder for Chattanooga State Community College.
Will Arnold '18 is an outfielder for Oglethorpe University. During the 2019 summer, he played for the Gwinnett Tides in the Sunbelt Baseball League.
Will David '18 is an infielder for Samford University.
Wesley Diamantis '18 plays 1B for Birmingham Southern University.
Preston Jenkins '17 is a pitcher for Birmingham Southern.
Kennet Sorenson ‘17 is a C/OF at the University of Nebraska. He was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2019.
Chris McNulty ‘16 is a 1B/DH for Sewanee: The University of the South. He's been one of the Tigers best hitters over the past two seasons, hitting .317 (2019) and .341 (2018).
Sam Czabala ‘15 is a pitcher for Xavier University. He has been named to the Big East All-Academic Team three times (2016, 2017 & 2019). In 2019, he was one the Musketeers most reliable relief pitchers (3.44 ERA in 34 innings).
Will Herman ‘15 is a pitcher for Appalachian State University.
Paul Benoit '15 is an assistant baseball coach for the Ottawa University Braves (Ottawa, Kansas).
Nick Hogan '05 is the head baseball coach for Peachtree Ridge High School.