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Colby Bucher Signs with Alderson Broaddus

By Staff | Nov 30, 2016

Photo by Bruce Crawford Watching Colby Bucher sign his letter of intent, to further his academic and athletic career at Alderson Broaddus University, are (sitting from left), VHS Athletic Director John Kocher, Jeremy Bucher, Colby Bucher and Terri Bucher. Standing are VHS Principal TC Kimble and sister Sydney Bucher.

Valley Lumberjack senior baseball player Colby Bucher will be have a new home in Alderson Broaddus University for the next four years after deciding to further his academic and athletic career at AB.

Bucher will be a four-year starter and captain for the Valley Lumberjacks’ baseball team. He will be joining a program that won the NCAA Division II Great Mid-West Conference Title last season under the leadership of Head Coach Luke Harrigan and assistant coaches Jake Oester and Matt Yurish.

“I looked at a few other colleges, but AB was a clear choice for me,” said the 6-2 VHS senior. He sports a 3.35 GPA and plans to major in secondary education and minor in Sports Management.

Bucher batted .425 his freshman year, .419 his sophomore year and a unheard of .628 batting average his junior year. In his junior year, he hit seven home runs, while not striking out the entire season.

At school, Colby is in the outdoors, archery and respect clubs, while his out of school activities are hunting and fishing.

His baseball awards are two-time first-team all-conference, player of the week and special honorable mention all-state. He also is going to be an administrative support completer in business. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in Reader.

His parents are Terri and Jeremy Bucher, sister is Sydney Bucher, Grandma and Grandpa Barbara and Perry Bucher. He would like to mention his aunt and uncle Melanie and Mike Wright, as well as aunts Abby and Molly Bucher.

His dad Jeremy and his Grandpa Perry have been his high school coaches the past several seasons, while Jay Slider and Steve Buchanan were his Ohio Valley Vipers 9-12 year old baseball team coaches that led them to be the USAAA State Champions.

“If Colby continues to keep his same work ethic, he will succeed in college,” said Coach Bucher. “He is very dedicated and loves the game very much.”