Caleb Clark (Orillia, Ont.) verbally committed to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska, last January, and as his arrival on campus nears, the left-hander eagerly looks ahead.
Clark joined GLC at 13-years-old, ahead of his 14u season, the first of what will soon be six seasons donning GLCs uniform. He noted, “I immediately fell in love with the entire program and the way the organization is run from the 14u to 18u level. GLC is all about development and helping each player become the best version of themselves before university.”
The left-handed pitcher/first-baseman also stated, “GLC has impacted not only my baseball career but also my life. They have taken a young, left-handed, 2-way player and developed me into a Junior National Team alum and a Division 1 student athlete going to the University of Nebraska. This has allowed me to have contacts from the game of baseball that I can reach out to and ask questions whether it is about baseball or life.”
Clark noted that being a part of four CPBL Championship teams has been a highlight for him with GLC, as well as training at Centrefield Sports under the tutelage of GLCs staff.
Clark moved to London, Ont. at 15-years-old from Orillia, Ont. to be near GLCs facilities, an experience that has prepared him for the next phase of his life.
“Moving away from Orillia at the age of 15 was a very hard challenge in my life but it has prepared me for D1 University and the challenges that come with it,” said Clark.
“Nebraska felt like the perfect opportunity to both have a chance to make an impact right away and compete for a College World Series. The coaching staff at Nebraska reminded me a lot of the coaching staff at GLC which was an instant comfort. With this in mind, it makes me want to go out there and battle for those coaches every day.”
Clark looks forward to living in the United States and playing baseball at the highest collegiate level at Nebraska and is preparing this off-season to make an impact when he arrives on campus.
“My goals for this off-season are to make sure I am ready to help make an impact right away at Nebraska, whether it is with the bat or on the mound. I want to make sure they feel comfortable using me wherever they want to utilize my effort and talents,” he said.
“My goals and expectations for myself going forward are to become bigger and more athletic in the weight room and to continue to work on the fine parts of the mechanics of both hitting, pitching and fielding. The weight room has become an integral part of my life and it will be something that I know will help transform me as a baseball player and an athlete in general. Mechanics are something that require constant work in order to be perfected.”
His advice for up-in-coming GLC players:
“My advice for up-and-coming GLC players is to surround yourself with the right people in both life and baseball. GLC is a brotherhood and if you allow yourself to be a part of it, you will never regret it. Put the work in and when you are done, work some more. I will never forget the times I have had with GLC so make sure you soak it all in because 6 years flew by for me,” said Caleb Clark, 2022 GLC Grad.