Times – Captain Shreve freshman Harville commits to La Tech baseball

It’ll be several years before he makes an impact, but Captain Shreve’s Shelton Harville Jr. is confident he’s made the right choice about his future.

The freshman pitcher, third baseman, outfielder announced this week that he has committed to Louisiana Tech baseball and plans to be part of the 2025 signing class.

“There were a lot of thoughts and prayers that went into the decision,” Harville told The Times. “My parents and I have many talks about it, and they gave me the clear (choice) to do what I wanted to do – never rushed me into it or said I couldn’t.”

Captain Shreve freshman Shelton Harville Jr. has made his college decision.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Harville already has a fastball in the 86-88 MPH range, which attracted interest from LSU, Mississippi State and others. Previously, he competed on a youth baseball team coached by Captain Shreve coach Todd Sharp.

“It’s been great to see his progress over the years with a steady increase in velocity,” Sharp said. “People don’t see the work Shelton puts in to achieve his results. I’m excited to work with him over the next four years.”

Harville said the relationship he’s built with Tech coach Lane Burroughs and his staff made the decision easier.

“I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be,” he said.

Harville said he considered waiting a year or two to commit.

“But after my prayers were answered, I knew that my decision was the right decision,” he said.

Committing as a two-way player for the Bulldogs, Harville has plenty of time to develop his talents at the high school level. Already, his speed and ability to track down baseballs are assets when he’s in the field. On the mound, he has a lively curveball to go with his uncommon speed.

“We also know that I’m young, just turning 15 on Tuesday, so my body and pitches have much more left in the tank, and much more will come in the next few years.”

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