Greenfield-Central player heading to Wabash Valley for baseball

GREENFIELD — Slater Rush is moving on to the next level.

Recently, the Greenfield-Central High School graduate solidified his future by signing his official letter of intent to play baseball at Wabash Valley College.

The standout middle infielder for coach Robbie Millers’ Cougars earned All-Hoosier Heritage Conference honors this season and was named All-Hancock County twice in his high school career.

As a junior, Rush hit .479 with four home runs, scored 25 runs and had 24 RBIs. This past spring, he led the Cougars with a .386 batting average and six home runs.

Finishing second on the county leaderboard in longballs, he was third in RBIs with 32, which ranked him first on his team. Rush added nine doubles and nine stolen bases to his final stat line.

Before deciding to commit to coach Rob Fournier’s Warriors in Mount Carmel, Ill., Rush considered Olney Central College, Eastern Illinois and Ball State.

Wabash Valley competes in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Division I NJCAA Conference. Under coach Fournier’s guidance, the program has amassed 18 winning seasons in 19 years.

The Warriors have recorded 12 seasons of 40 wins, captured seven GRAC titles and helped more than 100 players move onto Division I programs during Fournier’s tenure. This month 16 more players joined the list.

Fournier has more than 750 career wins and has been named GRAC Coach of the Year seven times.

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Rich Torres is sports editor at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at or 317-477-3227.