Ryan Anstaett, Batavia High School baseball star, recently signed a letter-of-intent to further his education and athletic career at Lake Erie College, Cleveland.
He plans to major in the field of education.
“I like the school and the coach there. The coach really wants to win,” said the premier recruit.
“I think Ryan made a great choice of college. The school has a great academic program,” said Jerry Anstaett, Ryan’s dad.
The stellar Bulldog diamondman was a three-year letterman anchoring down either third base or first base. He is a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division all-star.
Preparing for his fourth season of varsity action on the diamond, the Bulldog standout has compiled an impressive total of 78 runs batted in (RBI) that includes a school record of 31 RBI in one season.
Two baseball games stand out in Anstaett's recollections as highlights of his athletic career.
"We lost to Columbus DeSales my sophomore year 2-1. They were ranked number-one in the state at the time. I got a hit against them," he said, adding. . . "My junior year against East Clinton I went four for four and I had two doubles and a home run. I scored four times and I had eight RBI against them."
Anstaett is very appreciative of people in his life who have been of major positive help and inspiration.
"My grandpa (Ken Anstaett) was always there for me. . . My dad and mom have taken me to every single one of my games. . . my coaches have been supportive and have taught me everything I know about sports."
"Ryan is a tremendous player and a tremendous worker. He has great character, is very dedicated, and is a good clutch player," said Brian Lyons, the head baseball coach at Batavia High.