HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Southern’s Robinson signs with ETSU | Sports

Madison Southern senior Britten Robinson knew that it was going to be a tough road if he hoped to fulfill his goal of playing baseball at the Division I level.

He would have to out-work and out-hustle his competitors.

Standing at 5-foot-8, Robinson said he knew that he wouldn’t be taken very seriously if he didn’t give coaches and college recruiters something to notice.

So the natural competitor spent much of his youth proving his naysayers wrong — earning starting spots on both the Southern baseball and basketball teams and making history along the way.

Last week, Robinson became the first Madison Southern baseball player to commit to a Division I school when he signed to play for East Tennessee State University in a ceremony in Berea.

“I’ve always been told that I’m too short to play, any sport, really. It wouldn’t have mattered what I wanted to play — everyone would always tell me that I’m too short,” the senior shortstop recalled.

Robinson said, instead of giving up, he used that as fuel to succeed anyway.

“It’s what drives me to want to be better than everybody….

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