Sumblin to play for Ivy League scouts

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Franklin High School pitcher Tevin Sumblin has been invited to the Academic Collegiate Baseball Showcase Camp in Long Island, N.Y. SUBMITTED

FRANKLIN—Franklin High School senior Tevin Sumblin’s childhood dream to play college baseball may be a little closer.

Tevin is among 32 high school players invited to the Academic Collegiate Baseball Showcase Camp in Long Island, N.Y., on July 23 and 24. Scouts from 45 top colleges, including Yale, MIT, Harvard, Georgetown, Maryland, Boston College, Johns Hopkins, and the College of William & Mary will be on hand.

A pitcher, first baseman and shortstop who was named Franklin’s most valuable player during his junior year, Tevin’s 4.25 grade-point average helped him get into the camp, which requires a 3.5 GPA.

“God has blessed me with this opportunity,” he said.

Tuition, lodging and travel to the camp will cost $1,650. A $5 pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Mr. D’s Southern Kitchen and Catering at 931 Armory Drive in Franklin across from Armory Field.

The son of Carla and Edward Sumblin, Tevin has been playing since T-ball. During his junior year, he had a .413 batting average and 34 strikeouts.

In addition to playing for the Broncos, Tevin also plays baseball for the Smithfield American Legion Post 49 travel team and has received letters to play for Alabama State and Eastern universities.

Also a Franklin football player and golfer, Sumblin in August plans to attend a baseball showcase camp at Virginia Tech.

An advanced placement student, Tevin is ranked among the top five in his class at Franklin and plans to study architecture or architecture engineering. He has looked at Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, and James Madison and Clemson universities.

For tickets or information on the fundraiser, call 562-2638 or Mr. D’s at 569-7544.