Local teen offered spot on Arizona State University baseball team
–Hunter Barnhart, 15-year old Paso Robles High School student, has been playing baseball since seven-years old. In August Barnhart was offered a spot on the Arizona State University (ASU) baseball team upon graduating high school.
Barnhart started playing with Paso Robles youth baseball when he was seven and the next year was on the first traveling all star team for the Pinto division. Over the next few years Barnhart played with the traveling all stars team, coached by Ron Mullins, played with the travel team 12u Majors Division NorCal and tried out for the Northern California National Team Identification Series (NTIS). Barnhart made that team and at eleven years old, traveled to Mazatlan,Mexico with the National 12u Team USA where the team won a silver medal. Barnhart made the Paso Robles High School Varsity squad last year, coached by Derek Stroud.
Barnhart played travel ball for the Zoots and most recently this summer for Trosky/Kali baseball and South Bay training. This last summer many showcases and tournaments led to Barnhart playing in front of the right college scouts, one being ASU. The ASU scouts followed Barnhart all summer and when attending a Team Camp at ASU in late August, Barnhart was given an offer. Barnhart accepted the offer and verbally committed to play baseball at ASU after graduating high school.