Dylan Warren graduated from Highland in 2018, playing soccer and baseball for the Huskies.
Warren headed to Pace University in Westchester County to study accounting, but he did not play baseball or any other varsity sport and just concentrated on the use of numbers.
Last week Warren took the ball and started for the Newburgh Nuclears’ senior American Legion team against the Middletown Cobras in Montgomery.
“I have always had a love for the game,” he said, “so I just wanted to keep playing as much as I could.”
And Warren knows this season could be his finale as a baseball player at this level of play.
“This year is the last year of playing really competitive baseball,” he said.
Warren prepared little for the legion season, without playing college ball this spring, other than occasionally picking up a bat, ball and glove.
“I threw a little bit with my friends and hit a couple of times,” he said.
And baseball, like many sports, can be unforgiving without a practice regimen for the skills needed to remain competitive.
“It’s tough,” he said. “It’s always hard to get back into it after sitting out a year.”
His summer is a lot less stressful without studying accounting. Warren is also playing slow-pitch softball this summer, and he wants to stay around the diamond in some form or another for as long as he can.
“I just continue with the game in different styles,” he said.