Played collegiately at Delta State for two years before signing with the Evansville Otters in 2013 in his first season of professional baseball. Spent his first two years of college ball with Southwest Mississippi Community College. Played in 15 games with the Otters, coming out of the bullpen and posting a 4.40 ERA with a 1-0 record in 14.1 innings pitched. Saranthus struck out nine and walked six. Played soccer and baseball at Terry High School in Byram.