I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for helping me through this process. I’m excited to announce that I have committed to continue my baseball career at @GCU_Baseball. pic.twitter.com/AwuhqiOGgd
— Preston Clifford (@cliffford_2) October 8, 2021
Former Sabino standout Preston Clifford announced his commitment to play for Grand Canyon after spending two years at Washington State and a season with Pima College. The 2019 Southern Arizona Player of the Year also played for the Mankato MoonDogs this past summer.
Clifford played third base in the ACCAC Division I All-Star Game in early October representing the Aztecs. Located in Phoenix, GCU competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Heck of a play at the hot corner by Preston Clifford (@cliffford_2). The 3B lays out for the diving stop and completes the play with a strong throw to first. #FiveToolTopPlay #FiveToolDefense@BaseballPima @FiveToolAZ ACCAC Division 1 Soph. All-Star Game pic.twitter.com/YZBM5y3ltV
— Five Tool JUCO (@FiveToolJUCO) October 3, 2021
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