|Madison Central Baseball||
Another key performer from one of the best baseball teams in Madison Central history will continue his career in college. Alex Dapkus recently signed with Campbellsville University.
He also had an offer from the University of the Cumberlands. He is the fourth senior from last year’s team to sign: Isaac Smith (Bradley University), Nicky Edwards (Transylvania University), Jordan Horn (Alice Lloyd College). “I chose Campbellsville because the campus was really nice, and I liked having the opportunity to play on a team that has a winning tradition,” Dapkus said. Dapkus played a major part in many roles as last year’s team added another storied chapter to Central’s tradition-rich program. The senior was a standout on the mound and at the plate as the Indians won their first 19 games and reached No. 1 in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Poll. Central finished the season with a 30-5 record and advanced to the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament. “Alex had a great career at Central,” Indians coach Steve Roof said. “He has the total package, can hit for both average and power, has a great arm, good speed and plays outstanding defense. Alex had one of the best batting averages in the state against the top teams in the state.” During his senior season, Dapkus led the Indians in batting average (.481), triples (eight) and slugging percentage (.759). He also had eight doubles, two home runs and 33 runs batted in. As a pitcher, Dapkus finished his senior year with a 3-1 record, two saves, 15 strikeouts and a 1.34 earned run average. Following the season, he was selected to play in the Senior East-West All-Star Game at the University of Kentucky. Nathan Hutchinson, Richmond Register (7/20/11)