Infielder Cody Callaway of Gannon University has signed his contract to play for the 2017 West Virginia Miners. Gannon University is a Division 2 school that participates in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Cody is a 6-2, 200 pound junior from Gannon who started 39 of the Knights 43 games. This year at Gannon, Cody anchored down the left side of the infield as he started at shortstop for the Knights. For the 2017 campaign, Cody hit for an average of .262 with 8 doubles and 5 Home Runs. Cody also drove in 25 runs this year. Cody is definitely a fearsome slugger, but he also is quick on the bases. This year Cody was 5 for 7 in stolen base attempts.
Before playing baseball at Gannon, Cody first started his collegiate career at Bowling Green (OH) State University. At Bowling Green, Cody started in 47 of the 70 games he played in, while being positioned at third base, shortstop, and catcher. During the 2016 season, Cody started 30 games slugging 8 doubles and 2 home runs. Not only did Cody play baseball at Bowling Green, but he was a quarterback for the football team. He played in 6 games completing 12 of his 26 passes for 153 yards.
Cody resides from Elyria, Ohio where he was a star two-sport athlete at Midview high school for baseball and football. For baseball, Cody was a 3-time all-state first-team selection and a team captain his last 3 years of high school. Not only that, but Cody was a Mr. Baseball finalist his senior year. His success in high school translated into Cody being drafted right out of high school in which he was selected in the 34 th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft by the Cleveland Indians. For football, Cody was the starting quarterback earning his way to a spot in the Michigan-Ohio All-Star football game. He ended his career passing for a Lorain County record 7,180 yards and 69 career touchdowns.