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Ord commits to South Alabama

Hartselle High School’s Colton Ord, a left-handed pitcher/outfielder, has verbally committed to the University of South Alabama, head baseball coach William Booth said Monday.

Alabama Sports writers named Ord to the Class 5A All-State baseball team as a junior after he helped lead the Tigers to the state semifinals.

A switch hitter, he compiled a 6-1 record with a 2.02 ERA and batted .305 with 24 stolen bases in 2012. Verbal commitments are non-binding. The early signing period for baseball 1s Nov. 14-21.