MADISON - Former Scott High baseball standout Isaac Miller has made a decision on where he'll further his education as a biology major and patrol centerfield.
The First Team All-State and CVN All-County selection will keep the bird theme in his sights as the former Skyhawk will become a Fairmont State University Falcon.
"I talked to them about this last year when I was playing in Beckley for Post 32," he said. "We just talked then and he saw me in the state tournament and while I didn't play my best, they said they could tell I was a hustler and that I was a player. They thought I had already committed elsewhere so it all worked out in the end and I'm very excited."
For Scott High (28-7) in 2019, Miller mashed .406 with an OBP of .519. He slugged .722 with 41 hits, 8 doubles, 6 triples, 4 HR and scored 54 runs with 27 RBIs. He also swiped 28 bags with 62 put outs and fielded his position without an error.
For Post 94 (12-3) this summer, Miller has done much of the same in hitting .444 with a pair of homers, 4 doubles, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
The fleet footed centerfielder found his power stroke in the post season for Scott when he stroked three homeruns and stole key bases to help the Skyhawks punch a ticket to the state tournament in Class AA.
The soft-spoken young man with a 4.0 GPA worked as hard in the classroom as he did the diamond in high school. This summer is different though, he'll be snagging fly balls and stroking daisy cutters all day long through the dog days of hot weather.
Miller said that he is working on furthering his hitting skills and strengthening his throwing arm.
"My arm is something they will help me improve and I knew that going into college," he said. "I actually feel like it wasn't as strong as it was my junior year. I'm already working on it."
Miller said that his Post 94 team has provided a unique experience. He has the opportunity to play on a team with players that he has faced in his prep career.
"That has been great," he said. "It's great playing with these guys. All but four of these guys were in the state tournament. David Potter has helped me a lot. He and his staff are incredible. Our team chemistry is outstanding. It's hard not to when you know how to win and you like to have fun."
Miller, who has plenty of speed to cover the gaps in college, he's looking to become an even better hitter this summer.
"I want to take good approaches at the plate," he said. "If I see the ball well early I can be aggressive but the key is knowing when and when not to be aggressive. I'm studying the game and I'm studying hitting. I just love to play this game."
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