Alamosa High School seniors Tyler Cerny and Jake Heaton signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and their baseball careers at Adams State University. The two signed their NLIs on the first date that they were allowed to sign for the sport of baseball. Cerny is flanked by his parents Beth Cerny and Keith Cerny, while Heaton is with his parents Marty and Cathy Heaton. They were joined by Alamosa Head Baseball Coach Jason Romero and Alamosa High School Athletic Director Jerry Green.
Cerny, Alamosa's starting second baseman, is a four-year letterman in football, baseball and wrestling. He was named to the 2012 Intermountain All-Conference team and was named Most Valuable Player on the 2012 squad. In 2011, he was named the Most Improved Player. So far this season, Cerny is averaging .211 with eight hits, six RBIs and 14 runs scored.
Heaton, a two-sport standout, was named First Team All-Conference center fielder in 2012 and Second Team All-Conference selection in 2011. He was also awarded the 2011 Clutch Hitter Award and earned a Gold Glove award in 2012. He excelled in football where he was a two-time First Team All-Conference Receiver, two-time All-Valley Conference selection and a First Team All-State Corner selection. In 2012, he was named the Tri-Peaks League Defensive Back of the Year. Heaton sports a .535 batting average with 23 hits, 12 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
Courier Photos by Eric R. Flores