Damien baseball standout Andrew Garriola has made a verbal commitment to Old Dominion located in Norfolk, Va.
Garriola, who will be a senior in the fall, was limited to 15 games last season after sustaining a broken hand while sliding into second on a stolen base attempt. He had 12 RBIs, seven runs scored, four doubles, two triples and a home run.
He went to Old Dominion on an unofficial visit earlier this month. The school had been looking at him since early his sophomore year on the recommendation of pitching coach Chris Beck. The school saw him play in a travel ball game in Georgia and had been interested ever since.
Garriola, a g-foot-4 first baseman, is looking forward to the change of scenery.
“I think it will be nice to live someplace else,” he said. “The campus is nice and its right on the beach.”
The team has a good first baseman coming back but Garriola is hoping to land playing time as a designated hitter or at a corner outfield spot as a freshman.
Garriola also took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss and was planning to go to West Virginia as well but the latter got canceled.
He is undecided on a major but considering business.