Michael Calamari played a huge role in the best Myrtle Beach baseball season in a decade this spring.
Before his senior year begins, the first baseman has decided to make his next move known. Calamari verbally committed to Dartmouth on Monday.
“It’s unbelievable. I’m so blessed to go to an Ivy League school and play baseball in college,” he said. “Really, nothing would change my mind of going to an Ivy League school.”
Calamari batted .303 as a junior, adding six doubles, a triple and 18 RBIs in helping the team reach the Class AAA Lower State tournament for the first time since 2005. He also estimated his grade-point average at 5.1 entering his final year of high school.
Dartmouth has spent the past five seasons on the cusp of earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Big Green have fallen in the Ivy League Championship Series throughout that time frame, the last three seasons at the hands of Columbia.
Calamari said after the school scouted him this summer with his travel team (the Carolina Prospects), he visited Dartmouth on Thursday, when the coaching staff offered.