Robinson Signs With Wesleyan
Magnolia High School recent graduate and multi-sport athlete Andrew Robinson will continue his academic and athletic careers in baseball at West Virginia Wesleyan College this fall, with plans to major in accounting.
“As a coach, sometimes you get lucky enough to get a kid that has the whole package,” said Magnolia Head Coach Dave Cisar. “I have been blessed during my coaching career with a handful of these type of athletes, but Andrew is at the top of the list. Many times in the dugout, Coach Ash and I marveled at his skills, attitude, and work ethic.”
“He will be sorely missed, especially his tenacity and dependability,” Cisar continued. “West Virginia Wesleyan is getting a very good baseball player. There were a lot of colleges and universities wanting Andrew, but Wesleyan was the best fit for him.”
During his senior season, Robinson batted .379 and scored 22 runs, while stealing 8-10 bases. He drilled nine doubles, two triples and stroke one home run, while walking 13 times. As a pitcher, he tossed 43-and-a-third innings and had eight starts, winning six and losing one. In his eight starts, he had four complete games and gave up only 11 runs.
In addition, he had 18 1-2-3 innings and posted an impressive .179 ERA with opposing teams batting .214 against him. He gave up only 37 hits in his senior year.
During his career, Robinson pitched 216 innings and struck out 229. He has had 27 complete games with a 1.36 ERA. He won 27 games and only lost six. Teams batted .213 against him during his four years.
At the dish, he pounded out 85 hits, 27 of them doubles. Seven hits came by way of triples and eight were home runs. In addition, he knocked in 80 runs and stole 35-38 bases.
During his four seasons at Magnolia, he was on base over 50 percent of the time. He led off 59 times to start innings and found his way on 32 times for .542 percent.
In the classroom, Robinson also excelled. He was fifth in his class with a 3.93 GPA. He was on the honor roll all four years, as well as the OVAC Academic and Athletic Honor Roll. He was a Rotary Student of the Month and was a member of the yearbook staff. In addition, he was a HOBY Scholar Student and belonged to the Mu Alpha Theta math honorary.
Robinson was also active in extracurricular activities, including science fair, blood drive, Kids Kollege, prom committee, Web page development, and speech and theater.
Robinson received many awards throughout high school, Letters About Literature, first place; Science Fair, first place; First Team OVAC Baseball, sophomore and junior; first team All-State Baseball, sophomore and junior years; Second Team All-State Baseball, freshman; OVAC Honorable Mention Soccer, sophomore and junior; HOBY Leadership Runner-Up, sophomore; OVAC Player of the Year in Class AAA in Baseball, senior; and Co-Player of the Year All-Wetzel County All-Star Team, senior.
As a member of the MHS Golf Team, he lettered and was one of the top golfers on the Blue Eagle golf team during his freshman season. Robinson played four seasons on the basketball team and found his way on the varsity team three of those years. He was captain and a starter his senior season. In soccer Robinson was a captain two of his three seasons and led the team in scoring twice and assists once, while earning accolades in the state and OVAC.
Robinson is the son of Skip and Janie Robinson of New Martinsville and the grandson of Rex Robinson of New Martinsville.