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Saunders signs with ‘home’ team

Creston Saunders is going “home.”

The Lancaster High School senior signed a letter of intent March 6 to further his education and continue his baseball career at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. He said following the signing that committing to CNU was the easiest of decisions.

Lancaster High School senior Creston Saunders recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball next year at Christopher Newport University. His family, friends, teammates and coaches attended the signing. From left are (front row) his mother Robyn, Creston and his dad Welby Saunders, (next row) LHS baseball coaches William Saunders and Scotty George, track coaches Draper Washington and James Timm and former LHS junior varsity baseball coach Tom Kleinfelter. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

“It felt like home to me,” said the 18-year-old who definitely has a family legacy at the Division III school. His father Welby and mother Robyn both went to the university. His uncle Luke Saunders is an alum and former baseball player there. And LHS baseball coaches Scotty George and William Saunders are also former CNU players.

“CNU was always my top choice. I pretty much grew up there when Luke played,” he said. “I was actually the team’s bat boy.”

Saunders, a standout in multiple sports at LHS including golf and track, has excelled on the baseball field as a Virginia High School League first-team all-state selection in his junior year. The shortstop helped lead the LHS team to the state semifinals last year with….

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