Cole Gerardot, a graduate of the 2014 Heritage class, is one of the few athletes that have pursued their collegiate career in athletics. Soon after the end of the basketball season, which he was forced to sit out after tearing his ACL in the fall, he signed with the University of Saint Francis. Since then, he has been focused on forming chemistry with his new teammates as well as improving his skills to higher levels which are undoubtedly necessary for college baseball.
College baseball is far different than high school baseball. The entire atmosphere is different in many ways. In college, the entire program wants to be there. Every player works hard on and off he field. Unfortunately, in high school, not everyone wants to be there. Simply by looking at how a player approaches the game will clarify who works hard in the off season. Cole says that he is grateful for this. Another thing that college athletics enables their athletes to do is travel. Cole will be traveling around the country to play at least 4 teams in the top 20 in the NAIA this year. One of their first games of the year is against 14th ranked Belhaven. This will be a true test of the Cougars’ chemistry and ability. The Heritage baseball program is proud to say that Cole is a four year all conference player in the ACAC, and has since progressed into collegiate baseball.