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Caleb accepted a scholarship to play at Faulkner State CC (Coastal Al South) where he started shortstop in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Due to his success in his explosive Junior college seasons it earned him another scholarship to play at the University of West Georgia. He started and played in 58 games at Shortstop and led the Wolves in every major offensive category slashing a line of Avg (.427) 9 HR, 56 RBI, 1.162 OPS. Caleb had a phenomenal year at the plate leading the Gulf South Conference NCAA Div II in batting with an average of (.427) while a junior; there he also only had 10 strikeouts in 266 plate appearances in which he was the second toughest to strike out in all of NCAA Div II baseball. In 2016, after his junior season, Caleb was honored to be selected in the 33rd round of the MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first season with the Rookie level, Johnson City Cardinals, (in which they won to advance to the League Championship Series) Caleb earned a championship in his first year of his professional career. He led the entire league with a .488 OBP while batting (.336) which was third best in the entire league. He played 3 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from (2016-2018) and then went on to play in the Frontier league in Cincinnati (2018-2020). He finished with a lifetime professional career batting average of (.303) 14 HR, 95 RBI, .791 OPS and 240 Hits. He now serves as the Youth Pastor at Knollwood Church in Mobile as well as a private hitting instructor/trainer. He is married to Sarah Lopes and they have three children (Lilly- 5, Justice - 3, Miriam - Newborn).
“I am looking forward to this season and ready to get back on the field as a coach. We have a talented group of players who will be the future of Faith Academy’s program and I consider it a privilege to be a part of the great tradition; once as a player and now as a coach. Baseball is special to me, but I would love to be known not for what I’ve accomplished on the field. I want to be known how I have loved, served, and lived like Christ toward my family and others.”