Amarillo High’s Max Milligan signs for Trinity College

Max Milligan, center, signs his letter of commitment to Trinity University at Sandie Baseball Field on Thursday. (Photo: Julio Vega, Amarillo Globe-News)

Max Milligan is ready to live his dream.

The Amarillo High senior, who always imagined himself playing at the next level, took another step toward The Show by signing a letter of intent Thursday to play baseball at Trinity University, a Division III school located in San Antonio.

"It's thrilling, I can't wait to play at the next level, it's very exciting," Milligan said by phone Thursday.

Amarillo High's Max Milligan (20) takes a pitch against the Plainview Bulldogs during a District 3-5A contest March 30 at Sandie Field. [Michael C. Johnson/for Amarillo Globe-News] (Photo: Michael C. Johnson/For Globe-News)

A quick learner with good hitting mechanics, Milligan is expected to play as an outfielder or at first base for Trinity. The senior could see himself playing at whatever spot the coaching staff pencils him at, frankly, because he just wants to help the team in anyway possible.

He's also shown leadership, providing teammates helpful tips when they are struggling at the plate and tries to exude mental toughness in a sport that teaches how to deal with failure on a game-to-game basis.

The outfielder has amassed solid numbers, hitting at a.448 clip in 66 plate appearances. In that same span, he's recorded 26 hits toward seven RBI and scored 26 runs.

Among the extra-base hits, Milligan recalls tallying a triple in the final inning against Randall on March 20, which set him up as the winning run in a 10-9 victory over the Raiders — one of the Sandies closest games of the season.

So far, Trinity University has amassed a 17-1 overall and record which includes a 6-0 mark in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

"There's never really a moment that's too big for him," Amarillo coach Randon Johnson said.  "He's had some really big hits for us this year. We hope to see him continue to make plays."

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