Sock’s Datres to play baseball for North Carolina

Loyalsock junior Kyle Datres tweeted late Sunday night he’ll continue his athletic and academic careers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, playing baseball for the Tar Heels.

“Today is the day I have been waiting for my entire life, I have committed to play baseball at the University of North Carolina!” Datres said on Twitter last night. “I’m so blessed for this opportunity and would like to thank everyone that has made it possible!”

Datres has been a three-year starter on the baseball, basketball and football teams at Loyalsock. He was the winning pitcher for the Lancers in June when Loyalsock won its second PIAA?baseball championship.

He finished his sophomore season with a 5-1 record and a 2.14 ERA, including a 3-0 mark in the PIAA?tournament. He struck out 56 in 43 2/3 innings. Offensively, Datres batted .400, scored 31 runs from the leadoff spot and drove in 13 more. He hit six doubles, two triples and a home run.

Datres is rated as the fourth-best prospect in Pennsylvania’s Class of 2015 by

He is the third Lancer to commit to a Division I program this year. Jimmy Webb committed to Wake Forest and Luke Glavin has committed to Duke.