From Chief to Blue Wave


Neiko Megrichian

AJ Orrico signs with Florida State College at Jacksonville

Neiko Megrichian, Sports Editor

This Wednesday proved to be memorable for the Chiefs Baseball family as they commemorated the progression of four-year varsity starting short stop Anthony “A.J.” Orrico.

A.J. made it official by putting pen to paper, and conclusively became a member of the Florida State College at Jacksonville baseball program.

“What I’m looking forward to most is what it means to be a collegiate baseball player,” said Orrico.

The First Team All-County short stop holds an astonishing .385 career batting average and gives the appearance of a defensive wizard in the 6-hole with a .912 career fielding percentage. The FSCJ baseball program is getting an extremely hard worker who pushes the limits in the classroom and in the weight room in addition to playing a great game on the diamond.

“I will do everything it takes to compete at the next level,” said Orrico. “Whether its 6 AM workouts or bonding with [his] future teammates in practice.”

The Chiefs family looks to grind out another successful season with A.J. before he moves on to becoming a Blue Wave.