"I appreciate the exposure ELP has given me over the last year! They have allowed me to better my baseball skills and have allowed me to grow on and off the field! With their continues hard work and relentless desire for me to get to the next level, I was able to receive a scholarship to play college baseball. And for that I am truly blessed and thankful!" -Braedon Blackford
My name is Clay Goreth and am a 2018 graduate. I play CF, 2B, and SS and I train at Peoria Area House of Speed at The Yard during the off-season. I also play RB and Safety or LB in Football. My summer's are spent playing baseball for the Illinois Steel 17U. It has always been my dream to play college baseball. I have played competitively in travel baseball since I was 6 years old and have played in many locations within Illinois, along with Missouri, Wisconsin, and South Carolina. In high school, I started as a freshman on the sophomore team and shared time as a sophomore on the sophomore team as well as Varsity. I am truly a team player with an exceptional work ethic which many of my coaches can confirm. I am passionate about the game of baseball and work hard to refine and further develop my skills. I am a utility player that understands many positions. My goal is to play baseball at the collegiate level and will work hard to attain that goal!
Spring 2016 Varsity Stats - .404 AVG, .524 OBP, ,505 SLG, 1.029 OPS, .464 BA/RISP 2nd Team All-Conference Mid-Illini 2B Spring 2016 Varsity Highlights video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpQlu6YqtOI Summer 2016 Peoria MudCats Highlights video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpjAek-D5m8