By Jeremy McDonald
SILVERTON, Ore.– It’s weird to think about two weeks ago, the quiet and stern-looking Hunter Runion was committing to MSU-Billings for baseball and now the colorful personality of Owen Bischoff was committing to Yakima Valley College for baseball.
Someone comes up for a picture before his signing, “That’ll be five dollars” Bischoff responds with a joking smile.
“Is it legible?” “No,” responds Bischoff as he was signing his Letter of Intent, stern-faced for a second before briefly grinning.
“Now let’s have a serious picture!” “Owen can’t be serious.” Bischoff was taking a picture with his Silverton teammates.
Bischoff tries to be loose as much as he can, and it showed once more Friday morning with his Signing and Commitment to the Yaks entering next season.
“I just try to be loose all the time, just take everything with a grain of salt and ride life out being happy,” said Bischoff on his personality.
The Foxes Senior, who was an Honorable Mention on the Silverton Boys Soccer team this season during the Fall, has been on the Varsity roster since his Freshman year. But it wasn’t until last season when he took full control of the reigns of being one of the leaders on the Foxes baseball team with him looking to do the same this season with his teammates.
“We’ve been in the weight room already, every single day after school. We’ve been pushing each other,” said Bischoff of his team. “I mean it’s been hard but it’s going to be worth it come Spring and we’re going hopefully be ready for this year.”
For Bischoff on his decision, he knew it was a hard one to decision on as he had a few schools seriously interested in his talents that he was mulling over. Yakima stuck out the best over all of the others however as he ultimately decided to go with the Yaks for the next two-years of his baseball career.
“There was a couple other schools that I was thinking about. Yakima, their coaches are awesome, the facilities are great. I’m just excited, go play for them,” said Bischoff on the hard-decision.