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Homestead's Carter Mathison commits to IU baseball



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Senior catcher Ryan Fineman, junior left-handed pitcher Andrew Saalfrank and junior infielder Scotty Bradley stand with two children on the pitching mound May 18 at Bart Kaufman Field. Players stood for the national anthem before playing Rutgers. Alex Deryn Buy Photos

Current high school junior Carter Mathison has committed to IU baseball to further his playing career.

Mathison plays for Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and for the club Indiana Bulls Baseball in Carmel, Indiana.

Although only a junior, Mathison said he is looking forward to playing for the Hoosiers.

“I am very blessed and excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and baseball career at Indiana University,” Mathison said in a tweet. “Thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way, especially my family, coaches, teammates, and friends. Go Hoosiers!”

Mathison is a left-handed pitcher and an outfielder. He also bats left-handed. 

During his sophomore year at Homestead, Mathison accumulated 14 hits and a .424 batting average across 12 games. He also recorded nine RBIs.

Mathison only made one error during his 10 games in the outfield.

He also pitched one game his sophomore year for two innings and struck four batters out. His top recorded speed ranges are 77-78 mph fastball, 64-66 mph curveball and 70-73 mph changeup.

Mathison is the second Indiana Bulls class of 2021 player to commit to IU, joining teammate Josh Pyne from Linton Stockton High School.

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