A perennial all-region and all-county performer, Harlem High School’s Bryson Serigney was snapped up Friday.
In a ceremony at the school, the Bulldogs’ outfielder/reliever signed to play baseball for the East Georgia State College Bobcats (Swainsboro, Ga.) of the 20-member Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. Serigney was relieved that his college situation was taken care of.
“A lot of people told me I had plenty of time left,” Serigney said. “I knew with the numbers I put up over the three years I had to have something.”
Serigney had been terrorizing opposing pitchers since his freshman year. He was named All-County his freshman and sophmore seasons, hitting .418 and .382, respectively.
Also All-Region 3-AAA First Team his sophmore year, he was All-County Second Team and All-Region 3-AA Second Team as a junior, hitting .326 while going 3-1 on the mound. In his final season with the Bulldogs, Serigney batted .343 and was 5-4 on the mound, earning First Team All-Region 3-AA honors as a pitcher.
“The other region coaches said he’s got to be one of the top three pitchers and he’s a heck of an outfielder, too,” said Bulldogs’ head coach Jimmie Lewis. “I think he’s one of the better outfielders I’ve had in a long time. I’ve enjoyed coaching him the last four years and I hate to see him go.”
One of the people at the signing excited to see him arrive was Bobcats’ pitching coach Matt Passauer.
“The versatility is going to play a huge role for us, his being able to be on the mound and in the outfield,” Passauer said. “We keep going after that blue-collar work-ethic kid. The kid you see on the field in high school as a leader can certainly carry over and do that same thing in college.”
Serigney is looking forward to the next level.
“I feel like in college, sports are more magnified and you can focus more on sports,” Serigny said. “Of course school comes first.”