Pictured is Kathy Tansil, Lincoln Tansil and Tommy Tansil with Crowley's Ridge College baseball coach Paul McFadden.
"I looked at a couple of other colleges, including Three Rivers," Tansil said. "Most schools had a large number of returning players. One of my former teammates Wes Westmorlan plays for Crowley's Ridge College and he talked to the coach for me. I went to one of their workouts and took a tour of the school. It seemed like a good smaller school that you could receive one-on-one help at."
Crowley's Ridge College, which is located in Paragould, Ark., competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association in men's basketball, baseball and soccer and in women's softball, volleyball and basketball. The baseball team competes in the central region of the NCCAA. It plays schools from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas.
"Lincoln primarily played shortstop for me in high school," former Senath-Hornersville baseball coach Randy Smith, who coached Tansil for four seasons said. "He was a good player for me for four years. He should be an asset to their program. I'm glad to see him get an opportunity to go play."
Crowley's Ridge College coach Paul McFadden added: "Coach Smith's players at Senath-Hornersville are always well prepared when they come our way and I am excited about Lincoln coming our way. It is a great opportunity for him to play against some very good competition."
Tansil is the second Senath-Hornersville baseball player to sign to play baseball at Crowley's Ridge College since 2011. 2011 Senath-Hornersville graduate Wes Westmorlan was a freshman pitcher at Crowley's Ridge College in 2012
"I think it will be good to be on a team with someone I have played with in the past," Tansil said. "It would be kind of weird playing with players I haven't played with my whole life. It will be good to get on the field with someone I know."
Tansil, which also played basketball at Senath-Hornersville, said baseball is his favorite sport.
"My dad always played baseball and he got me into it at a young age," Tansil said. "It's always been my main sport."
Tansil said he is interested in taking college courses in art.
"I'm not positive, but I've been looking into majoring in graphic design or the art field," Tansil said. "I've always been able to draw and do paintings."
Tansil said his most memorable baseball moment at Senath-Hornersville was winning a district baseball championship his freshman season of high school.
"I'd like to thank everyone for the support," Tansil said. "I appreciate everyone backing me in all the games and in school. "