Huntington University announced that Goshen High School outfielder Jon Rolon will continue his baseball career as a Forester. During his senior year in high school, Rolon hit .367 with 2 home runs, 14 RBI, 23 runs and 5 stolen bases. For his career he hit .377 with 15 home runs. Rolon was named 1st team all conference last spring.
“We are excited that Jon is coming to HU,” said head baseball coach Mike Frame. “He can swing the bat and will have a chance to make an impact right away. We will look at him at a couple of spots in the outfield. We think he has a chance to be a very solid hitter at the college level. He is a young man of great character and is another great addition to a strong recruiting class. We look forward to the impact he will make on and off the playing field.”
Huntington University is a member of the Mid-Central Conference (MCC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). On the baseball field, HU has captured the MCC regular season championship or conference tournament championship 26 times in 46 years. The Foresters have also had eight former players go on to careers in professional baseball, including Heath Luther with the Anaheim Angels in 2001 and Greg Slee with the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
Jon is the son of Abelardo and Iris Rolon of Goshen, IN.