Senior Jack DuMont will be taking his baseball talents to St. Louis University next year, after announcing his signing with the Billikens last month. He represents one of the first members of the talented Class of 2022 to officially sign on to play athletics in college. For DuMont, though, the announcement has been a long time coming. Ever since he was a kid, baseball was the only thing on his mind.
“I knew baseball was my favorite sport since I was 10 and I knew I wanted to eventually only play that sport,” he reflected.
DuMont, a 6-foot-3 left-handed pitcher, will get the chance to do just that at a college that offers the best of two worlds.
“The combination of their strong athletic and baseball programs as well as their strong academics (made me want to pick SLU). I also want to study medicine and their medical program made it an appealing school,” DuMont said.
He will join a Billikens team that struggled last season, winning only 17 of their 48 games. Still, DuMont is confident in the program and ready to help them succeed. He expressed excitement for starting his college career and for playing for coaches that noticed him from the start.
“The coaches were pretty interested in me,” noted DuMont. “A lot of the other schools that I was talking to, they were interested but it seemed like SLU took more of an interest and really invested in me.”
Now that the decision has been made, though, DuMont does feel a weight lifted off him. He’s ready to compete this spring with the Jr. Billikens.
“A lot of the summer season and playing before I decided was geared towards impressing scouts but now the pressure is taken off and now it’s more about just competing and playing, which is how it should be,” said DuMont.
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