Elliott signing

Tunstall senior Grant Elliott surrounded by family members as he signs his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at UNC-Pembroke. Pictured (front row, from left) are Gaby Elliott (sister), Michael Elliott (father), Grant Elliott, Sheila Elliott (mother) and Greenly Elliott (sister); (second row) Grayson Elliott (brother) and Linda Payne (Grandmother).

Tunstall senior Grant Elliott signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play baseball at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

“It’s a great feeling. I’m just soaking in the moment,” Elliott said. “It only happens once in people’s lives, and it’s something I’m thankful for.”

Elliott has played in the outfield and infield for the Trojans, but he had his best season as a junior, when he earned Class 3 All-State honors as a second baseman. In his career at Tunstall, he has hit .424 and shares the school record with 34 doubles. He is fifth in school history in career hits (98) and sixth in runs (88) entering his final season.

He expects to play in the outfield and be a utility player for the Braves, who play in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference.

“It’s a great opportunity to pursue my dreams of playing college baseball,” Elliott said.

Parker Cotton is a sports reporter at the Martinsville Bulletin and Danville Register & Bee. You can reach him at (276) 638-8801 ext. 215. Follow @ByParkerCotton.

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Parker Cotton is a sports reporter at the Martinsville Bulletin and Danville Register & Bee. You can reach him at (276) 638-8801 ext. 215. Follow @ByParkerCotton. 

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