My name is Trey Spurlin, and I am a senior at Opp High School in Opp, Alabama. Growing up in a small town with limited players, I’ve had to learn to be a versatile player for my team. I am 5’11”, 195 pounds, and I have been involved with travel, recreational, and school baseball since the age of 8. I primarily play RHP, catcher, and outfield. For seven years, I have been working weekly with an independent coach on hitting and pitching. I have four pitches that I currently use: 2-seam, 4-seam, curve ball, and change-up. I am consistently working to improve my splitter.
I’ve always played rec ball in my home town each spring. At the age of 11, my Cal Ripken team competed in the World Series in Hammond, Indiana. It was the first time any Opp team had won the State Tournament, Regionals, and pushed through to go to the World Series. It was quite an experience to play against teams from New York, Hawaii, and so many other places.
At the age of 9, I began playing travel baseball with Wiregrass Cardinals (Dothan, AL) so that I could see some different competition and different pitching. I played fall and spring seasons 9U – 12U. My primary positions on the team were pitcher, catcher, and outfield. In spring/summer 2017, I rejoined 15U Wiregrass Cardinals and played a very intense schedule of 30+ games in two months, including the 15U National Championships in Vero Beach, Florida, (Historic Dodgertown) where we finished in second place. During summer 2018, I played several weekend tournaments with a local 17U team – Covington County Association ‘Dirtbags’.
As a freshman and sophomore at Opp High School, I played on the junior varsity baseball team and was a starting pitcher and catcher both seasons. My 9th grade season, I played 17 games and my batting average was .273. During my 10th grade season, I played in 20 games with a batting average of .317. Unfortunately, I did not make the Varsity team my junior year, but I would not be discouraged by this. My personal goal was to come back for my senior year better than ever, and I did. I played Varsity baseball for the 2018-2019 season. I played in 28 games, had 97 plate appearances (76 AB), ending the season with a .395 batting average, with 30 hits, 16 RBIs, and 12 runs.
I love baseball, and I do my best to work hard to improve every way I can on the field or in the weight room. I’m a coachable kid and tend to be quite a bit harder on myself than the coaches are. My goal has always been to play college baseball for a university with prestige. I would like to stay in the Southeast, but if the situation arises to play elsewhere, I would love to take the opportunity. With my love for the game and my excellent academics (3.62 GPA), coaches will be recruiting a well-rounded, hard-working young man.