04/21/2015 2:56 PM -
Whiting, Ind. – April 21, 2015 – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen have announced the addition of South Suburban College shortstop Brian Seymour to the team’s 2015 roster.
Seymour, a freshman at South Suburban, is a 2014 graduate of T.F. South High School and resides in Lansing, Illinois. Just when he began to wonder where he would be playing during the summer months, the opportunity to join the Oilmen popped up.
“Coach (Adam) Enright called my coach and it opened up right away,” Seymour said. “I knew all about the Oilmen, I love the stadium and know that it’s a great place. I know they’re a great team and they’ve done well in the past. I was more than excited to be able to join them.”
Seymour is hopeful that playing for the Oilmen will help him open up a look from a four-year school. If he does not find a fit, he’ll return for a second and final year at South Suburban, where he has enjoyed his first season under coach Steve Ruzich.
When the spring season concludes and the summer begins, Seymour’s primary goals will remain the same.
“I’m all about winning games,” he said. “That’s what I want to do, I want to win. I want to have fun, make some new friends and play the best I can play, but winning games is most important.”
Among the highlights of Seymour’s baseball career was his final playoff game as a senior in high school at T.F. South. He went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs in an extra-inning defeat.
“That was probably the best way to go out,” Seymour said. “The loss was tough, but I felt good about the game and I was glad that I got to leave my mark.”
While it was the final game of his career that stood out in Seymour’s mind, it was the first game of his prep tenure that captured the attention of T.F. South coach Matt Tiffy. Seymour made an immediate splash by hitting the ball through the center of the diamond for an RBI single against Homewood-Flossmoor in his first varsity plate appearance.
“That pretty much set the tone for his high school career and beyond,” Tiffy said. “Brian was the first freshman I’ve ever brought up to varsity, and I’ve coached at two different schools. He’s always a kid you could go to as a leader. It’s not just one thing that stands out about him; he has so many leadership qualities.”