B-U’s Calef-Boring signs to play baseball with Glenville State

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Buckhannon-Upshur’s Nick Calef-Boring signed to play baseball at Glenville State on Thursday afternoon in front of family, coaches and friends.

TENNERTON  — Buckhannon-Upshur’s Nick Calef-Boring will be taking his bats and glove to Glenville State next season.

The Buccaneer standout signed his letter-of-intent to play baseball with the Pioneers on Thursday afternoon.

“It means everything to me,” Calef-Boring said of playing at the next level. “I’ve played baseball since I was 5-year-olds and it has always been a dream of mine to play college baseball.

“I’ve had the support of my family all the way and the hard work I’ve put in has paid off.”

Calef-Boring said he was drawn to GSC for several reasons.

“The facilities and location of the school were a big part of it,” he said. “And (GSC head) Coach (James) Mullins also vowed to make me a better player, which meant a lot.”

Calef-Boring is not sure what position he will play at Glenville State. He has played first base, in the outfield and served as the DH during his playing days at B-U and with the Buckhannon Post 7 American Legion squad.

“As a coach, you take great pride when one of your players signs to play at the college level,” B-U coach Adam Squires said. “I’m glad to have played a little part in it.

“Nick will do very well at Glenville State. He has a great work ethic and has put in the time to become a great player.”

Calef-Boring will be entering his fourth season playing varsity ball for the Bucs.

He batted .364 as a freshman and .344 as a sophomore.

“Through a rigorous weight training program,” Calef-Boring said. “I raised my by body weight 20 pounds from the end of my sophomore season to the beginning of my junior season.”

He responded by hitting at a .458 clip as a junior with 31 RBIs and six doubles in earning all-Big 10 Conference first-team honors.

Calef-Boring, who plans to major in business at GSC, led Post 7 in 2018 with a .522 batting average, driving in 40 runs, cracking seven doubles and two triples.