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Deerfield’s Short takes baseball talents to Gordon

Deerfield-Windsor baseball star Lindsey Short, who does a little bit of everything for the Knights, is surrounded by friends and family members after committing to Gordon College on Monday.

Deerfield-Windsor baseball star Lindsey Short, who does a little bit of everything for the Knights, is surrounded by friends and family members after committing to Gordon College on Monday.

ALBANY — He’s good with the bat, the glove and he even pitches a little.

And when all else fails, Lindsey Short may just be the best jokester this side of Robin Williams.

Well, at least in the dugout.

Short will take all those talents and more to Gordon College. Short signed with Gordon on Monday afternoon — no joke — in the Deerfield-Windsor media center among friends and family.

“It’s a good school, a good baseball school, and I’ll get an opportunity to play instead of watching,’’ said Short, who is hitting .363 with 16 RBI for the Knights. He also pitches and is 1-0 with an ERA under 2.00.

“He can pitch and play the corners, either at first or third,’’ DWS baseball coach Rod Murray said. “He’s a next-level hitter. He has tremendous bat speed and he hits to all fields.’’

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“And he’s the personality in our dugout,’’ Murray added. “He does a tremendous job of making everyone else feel positive. He’ll pull a joke on you. He’ll make you laugh, and he’s a tremendous team player. The things that are important in life, he’s got a grip on them.’’

Short said he liked everything about Gordon, and another factor in his decision was Westover pitcher Robert Daniel, who signed with Gordon earlier this spring.

“We have been friends since we were in Pee Wee Baseball together,’’ Short said of Daniel. ‘“He (influenced me) a little. It will be really cool to play with someone I’ve known and grown up with.’’

Short plans on majoring in business.

“I loved the campus,’’ Short said. “It was small, but not too small. They’ve got a lot going on there.’’

So does Short.