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Jett Ruby verbally commits to Fresno State for baseball

Jett Ruby turns a double play in preseason practice last January. Ruby has worked in at second base, shortstop, and third base.

2022 Buchanan infielder Jett Ruby announced his verbal commitment to Fresno State on Thursday afternoon. 

Ruby, who is part of Buchanan’s stellar sophomore class, picked the Bulldogs after careful consideration.

“The main reason for this commitment is that the school and coaches invest in making their players better on and off the field,” Ruby told Clovis Sports Report. “They are committed to excellence and it’s a great feeling knowing that I’ve invested my college future in a very strong program with great coaches.”

Ruby, who has grown up in the Central Valley,  has always had a soft spot for the Bulldogs and always dreamed of playing baseball at Fresno State.

After expecting to compete for regular playing time coming into the 2020 season, Ruby suffered a hand injury in the preseason, keeping him out for all of February and most of March. The 6-foot infielder started getting some game at-bats right before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Now healthy, Ruby is hoping to prove himself even more when things start getting back to normal.

“All I can control on the field is my effort, attitude and being a good teammate,” Ruby said. “I’m going to work as hard as I can to become the best player I can be. I’m going to bring that attitude to the table everyday.”

Buchanan High School has formed a pipeline to local Fresno State over the years. Jordan Luplow, Shota Runge, Kody Batesole, Aaron Arruda, Korby Batesole, Zach Ashford, JT Arruda, Ross Dodds, and Zach Presno are all former Bears who played for the Bulldogs straight out of high school over the past nine years.

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