Berry Alumni McHugh returns to campus

Berry Alumni McHugh returns to campus

By Casey Coats for

ROME, Ga. -- Former Berry baseball player Collin McHugh of the Houston Astros returned to Berry College to speak to the current players and their families on Jan. 18.

McHugh shared the story of how Berry was the only school to offer him a scholarship out of high school (Berry was an NAIA program at the time) and how the program impacted his life. He spoke highly of Head Coach David Beasley, his teammates, and the alumni that invested in him during his time at BC.

McHugh stressed that the Berry baseball program is a family that goes far beyond four years in the jersey. He still keeps up with many of his Vikings teammates from his playing days and also has invested time with the current Vikings.

The pitcher will compete for a spot on the 40-man roster for the Houston Astros this year. He previously pitched in the majors for the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies. McHugh will likely work out with the Vikings before leaving for spring training.

He is active on twitter @Collin_McHugh and writes in his blog: