May 22, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Tustin High’s Reese Marcosa commits to play baseball at Bethesda University

Tustin’s Reese Marcosa has made a decision about college. (Photos courtesy Tustin High baseball)

Tustin High baseball player Reese Marcosa has verbally committed to play baseball next season at Bethesda University in Anaheim, according to Tillers coach Charles Chatman.

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“He will sign his letter of intent when we return to school,” Chatman said. “He will attempt to be a two-way guy there next year, playing first base and pitching.

“Reese is a three-year varsity starter and the Tiller family is extremely proud of him. He is our second college commit this year.”

“He (the coach) was giving me a good opportunity to play and to start,” Marcosa said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I thought it was the best choice because I really want to keep playing baseball, so I thought it was the best fit for me.”

Marcosa said he plans to major in business and administration.

Marcosa, like other players in Orange County, has had their seasons put on hold. They are awaiting an announcement next week from the CIF State Office on the future of sports.

Marcosa, who throws and bats left-handed, hopes he and his teammates get another chance this season.

“It would mean a lot, I really love playing the game,” he said. “It would be nothing like to play with these guys one last time because I’ve played with these guys for four years and they mean a lot to me, they’re pretty much like my family. To be able to play at least a couple of games with them would mean a lot.”

Marcosa is the second Tustin player to commit this year, Chatman added. Parker Cadacio committed to Embry-Riddle earlier this spring.

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