Headland’s Bryce Cunningham signs to play baseball at Vanderbilt University

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HEADLAND, Ala (WDHN) — Wednesday in the Headland high school auditorium, members of the Rams’ baseball community came together to celebrate Senior pitcher, Bryce Cunningham, as he signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Vanderbilt University.

“It is a dream come true, I have dreamed about it since I was a little kid so it is a pretty incredible feeling,” said Cunningham.

Cunningham signs with the Commodores after posting a 3-2 record for Headland while putting up a 2.40 ERA and 50 strikeouts in just 35 innings.

Vanderbilt has had a successful run recently, of course winning the 2019 College World Series but also being able to turn out players into the Major Leagues.

Players like Dansby Swanson, Kyle Wright, Walker Buehler, and Sonny Gray all played at Vanderbilt before becoming prominent MLB players. To be able to do the same is just part of the dream for Cunningham.

“That would be another dream come true. To be able to go to college and then potentially to go pro is special,” Cunningham said.

Before he caps off his career as a member of the Rams, he still has some goals he’d like to accomplish in high school.

“Ultimately just winning a state championship with my teammates, I feel like that is the ultimate goal. Some personal goals though, just put up some good numbers this year,” he said.

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