GODFREY — On Tuesday afternoon Alton High senior Nick Cauley inked his name to a letter of intent to play collegiate baseball. His college of choice was Northwestern University in Evanston.
Cauley is a hard-throwing right handed pitcher for the Redbirds, who tops out over 90 MPH with his fastball. He is also a top-notch student at AHS with a 4.5 grade point average.
He announced over the summer he would continue his career with the Wildcats, but made it official on Tuesday with a formal signing with family, friends, coaches and teammates in attendance.
Cauley still has his senior year ahead of him with the Birds. As a junior he posted a 5-2 record and a 4.71 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 32.3 innings pitched. He will look to anchor the Alton staff during the 2016 season.