Rio Grande Sports Information
DUBLIN, Ohio – University of Rio Grande head baseball coach Brad Warnimont has announced the signing of Dublin Coffman High School's Dominic Tiberi for the 2014 season.
Tiberi, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound outfielder, had a .352 batting average and drove in 17 runs for Hall of Fame head coach Tim Saunders' Shamrocks, who posted a 14-13 record this spring.
"Playing collegiately has always been a dream of mine and I'm excited that I get to live my dream," said Tiberi. "I feel honored to have the opportunity to play at such a great school. I'm really looking forward to it."
Tiberi had four doubles, a pair of triples, scored 12 runs and had a .420 on-base percentage as a senior.
"It's important for us to recruit kids from quality programs and Tim Saunders has built one of the best in the state of Ohio. We're very excited to be adding Dominic," said Warnimont.
Saunders, a Rio Grande alum, has amassed nearly 500 wins in his career and is a member of both the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
"Dominic does a pretty good job of hitting the baseball. As he gets accustomed to the speed of the college game, I think his impact will be felt in our program," Warnimont added.
Tiberi, who will major in Marketing, garnered recruiting attention from a number of schools including NCAA Division I programs Bowling Green and Toledo, as well as Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, Notre Dame College, Tiffin University and LaGrange College.
"When I down there for a visit, I fell in love with the campus and all of the great history associated with Rio," he said.
Tiberi's goals as a member of the RedStorm program are lofty ones, but at the same time attainable.
"I want to start as a freshman or a sophomore and make an impact on the program," he said. "I feel like I'm pretty strong at the plate with my bat and that I run pretty well, too. Hopefully, that'll help me get to where I want to be."
Tiberi is the son of Dom and Terri Tiberi of Dublin.