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Brock Reade is hoping to help the Clear Creek Amana basketball team make a return trip to the state basketball tournament next month.
Before focusing fully on a postseason basketball run Reade locked up his baseball future.
Reade announced he would play baseball at Southeastern Community College next season with a post on social media last week.
“I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my education and baseball career next year at Southeastern CC,” Reade wrote on Twitter. “I would like to thank everyone who has gotten me to this point, especially coach Zumsande, my family and teammates.”
A three-year varsity starter Reade emerged as the ace of the Clear Creek Amana pitching staff last season while helping the Clippers to a 16-6 mark and a state tournament berth.
The left-handed throwing Reade went 4-1 with a 1.75 ERA in a team-high 36 innings a year ago.
Reade allowed 26 hits in 36 innings, striking out 40 and walking 17.
He also hit .338 with five doubles and 11 RBI as a junior.
Reade tossed six strong innings a 4-3 loss to Norwalk in the state quarterfinals, allowing four unearned runs on five hits, striking out five and walking four.
As a sophomore Reade went 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 37 1/3 innings striking out 36 and walking 15.
A three-sport standout, Reade is averaging 9.7 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Clipper basketball team this season.
He caught 14 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns and added two interceptions as a wide receiver and defensive back for the Clippers last fall.