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Cornerstone University and head baseball coach David Mitroff are pleased to announce the signing of Adam Harvey, a catcher from Antioch, Ill. Adam hit .298 with an on-base percentage of .454 his junior season. He also represented Team Illinois in the Midwest Classic and Midwest Future Games.
When asked about his decision to attend Cornerstone, Adam said, "I chose to play for Cornerstone University because it is a program that honors the Lord and plays for Him. Not only do I get to play the sport I love, but I get to be educated with others that have the same faith. The team honors God with the sport, but the whole university honors God too and you can feel it when you are around campus."
Cornerstone baseball coach David Mitroff said, "We are pleased to sign Adam Harvey and excited to see what he can do behind the plate for us over the next four years. He provides immediate depth at an impact position and has the defensive ability to play right away. We expect him to be an excellent addition to our program and to the Cornerstone campus."
Cornerstone University and head baseball coach David Mitroff are pleased to announce the signing of Jon Stewart, a middle infielder from Rockford High School in Rockford, Mich. As a junior at Rockford, Jon hit .337 with a .410 on-base percentage. Sporting a .972 fielding percentage, Jon earned the Gold Glove award for his team and was also named Academic All-State.
When asked about his choice to attend Cornerstone University, Jon said, "It has always been my dream to play the sport I love in an atmosphere where the God I love is put first along with a good education. I know I can expect all of those things at Cornerstone."
Head baseball coach David Mitroff said, "Jon is our first signee in the 2014 class. He possesses all of the attributes we are looking for in a student athlete at Cornerstone. Jon has an outstanding work ethic both on the field and in the classroom. We are excited to add another great young man to our program."
Cornerstone University Dedicates New Facility, De Witt Baseball Field and Central Hall
Cornerstone University will spend a day celebrating its newest facility on Sept. 21 with an all-day, outdoor festival called "Heading Home" that includes a dedication service.
The community, students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the unique stadium and residence hall combination with food, games and softball, soccer and baseball games throughout the day.
The free event will also feature a meet and greet with former MLB players Brian Doyle, Sid Bream, Geoff Zahn and Lee Guetterman to meet and greet guests.
A raffle will give participants an opportunity to win a $500 MLB giftcard compliments of Lighthouse Insurance.
Vendors include Robinette's, The Pump House, Gus's Original and Clique Coffee.
Events begin with an 11 a.m. varsity softball game against Grand Rapids Community College followed by public batting practice, a men's soccer game, tours of Central Hall, inflatable games and a dedication ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in the concourse.
"The completion of this project reflects Cornerstone's mission to create a thriving community of Christ-followers who influence our community," said Dave Mitroff, head coach of the baseball team. "We hope to host community events and regional activities, tournaments and clinics to have a Christian influence on those around us."
To complete the day, the CU baseball team will take on Spring Arbor University at 5 p.m.
Throughout the day kids can play on inflatable toys, try their hand at the dunk tank or watch the Michigan State football game on a big screen TV.
For a complete list of activities, visit www.cornerstone.edu/heading-home.
Cornerstone University and head baseball coach Dave Mitroff are pleased to announce the signing of Jordan McCartney, a catcher from Gadsden, Ala. As a senior, McCartney hit .350 with 31 RBIs and 29 runs scored. He helped his team to a 25-15 record and caught every single game and an appearance in the 2A state championship game.
When asked about his hopes for his time at Cornerstone, Jordan said, "My hopes are to strengthen my walk with the Lord, meet some great people that have the same interests as me, and grow with my team."
According to coach Mitroff, "Jordan is a great student-athlete and a better young man. He will add to our roster immediately by providing some help as an excellent defensive catcher. In addition to his baseball ability, Jordan will be a leader both on and off the field at Cornerstone."
Cornerstone University and head baseball coach Dave Mitroff are pleased to announce the signing of Jonny Abbadusky, a speedy outfielder from Elverson, Penn. Abbadusky was a 2012 and 2013 all-division player in high school, 2013 Berks County All Star Player, 2013 American Legion All-Star, and the stolen base leader for Berks Legion.
When asked about what he expects from his time at Cornerstone, Jonny Abbadusky said, "My expectations are to work hard, get a good education, and further my passion for baseball. I look forward to attending CU because I believe it will challenge me spiritually and provide opportunities for me to grow in my relationship with the Lord."
Coach Mitroff said, "Jonny gives us something we severely lacked last year – speed. He handles the bat well and plays a great defensive center field. We expect Johnny to compete to play from the moment he steps on campus and we are excited to see what he adds to our roster."