FARMINGTON — Beamer Wick had a stellar career at Farmington High and will get the chance to continue playing baseball in college.
Wick, a 2014 FHS graduate, has committed to play for New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas.
The left-handed hitter has provided solid defense for the Scorpions at first base and a power bat in the No. 4 spot in the lineup.
Wick said he's looking forward to prolonging his baseball playing days, and NMHU was the right fit.
"I know the coach well. I like the school," Wick said.
Wick was an important part of an FHS lineup that helped the Scorps advance to the 4A semifinals this spring.
During the summer, Wick's hitting ability helped Strike Zone secure its fifth straight Connie Mack World Series host bid.
Strike Zone head coach Adam Morrissey said Wick has the tools to contribute to the Cowboys right away.
"He's a good left-handed hitter. I've known him for a lot of years, and he's put in his work this summer. Hopefully, he can go down there and be a stick for them," Morrissey said. "He's just got to trust in himself at the plate and be aggressive."
Wick said he was also considering offers from Grand Canyon University and New Mexico State before picking NMHU.
"I'm just ready to go in and start playing baseball," he said.
NMHU is an NCAA Division II school and competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Cowboys went 32-22 in 2014, finishing in first place in the RMAC Plains Division. NMHU advanced to the postseason, where the team completed in the South Central Regional, losing its two playoff games to Colorado Mesa and Tarleton State.