Jordan Vitias, who committed to Williston State College in early December, is looking forward to his final year with GLC before heading to Williston, North Dakota.
Since joining GLC at 15u, Vitias stated, "the coaches gave me all the tools and knowledge I needed to develop as a player and on top of that they pushed me to use those tools so I made the most of my time with GLC."
"I've learned over my years at GLC that you won't succeed in baseball unless you have a good work ethic which plays a huge role on the field and in the weight room."
His first year with the organization resulted in a championship, as the 15u's took home the trophy in the playoffs.
Vitias stated, "going 5-0 in 15u CPBL playoffs, while being considered the underdogs, definitely stands out in my mind; the energy that everyone brought that weekend was on another level. To top it off, that weekend, our team turned a triple play while I was on the mound, which is a moment I'll never forget."
Meanwhile, Vitias was also a part of the 17u group that took home the championship this season.
He’ll compete for a final championship with GLC in the upcoming season and then head to Williston State. He described the school as being a good fit, nothing, "Williston State was a good fit for me because I'm from a small town so I was looking for a JUCO that was in a small town where all they do is play ball."
"WSC stood out to me because they have amazing facilities, a great coaching staff and have a good reputation of sending guys off to 4 year schools."
"I think the thing I'm looking forward to the most about going to Williston is the chance to prove myself to a new team and a new set of coaches. I feel like having that opportunity will make me push myself to be the best pitcher I can be."
Vitias plans to attend a four-year school after his two years at Williston State and then hopes to play for as long as possible following his degree.
Pitching Coordinator, Shane Davis stated, “Jordan has always had a strong work ethic since he joined the program. He’s always had an aggressive, competitive mindset on the mound.”
“One of the coolest stories in our program's history to me was when Jordan was injured and he came down with his dad to a tournament 6 hours away knowing he wasn’t going to play. We gave him an honorary at bat for making the trip. Following that trip when he made his comeback in fall ball he struck out the side after a long recovery from his injury.”
His advice to future GLC players;
"If I had to give one piece of advice to the up-and-coming classes of GLC players I'd tell them, when you are on the field, at CFS or in the weight room, listen to the coaching staff and try to out work as many people as you can. It'll help push your self to be the best player you can be," said Jordan Vitias, 2022 GLC Grad.