2013 Spring Stats: .285, 2 HRs, 16 RBIs, 41 BBs, .436 OB%
Cheray, a 6'3", 185-pound native of Topeka, Kansas, will join the Mallards after his second season with the Bears.
Cheray hit .278 during his freshman season with the Bears last spring. He hit one home run, had 17 RBIs and registered a school-record 14 sacrifices in his 58 appearances, 55 of which were starts. His .438 batting average in four games at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament earned him All-Tournament honors.
Cheray played for the Topeka Golden Giants of the Walter Johnson League last summer and hit .336 with 12 doubles, four triples and 29 RBIs while helping the team advance to the National Baseball Conference World Series.
Cheray attended Seaman High School in Topeka, Kansas, and won three consecutive state championships from his freshman to junior seasons, in which the teams went a combined 70-5. It was the first time in Kansas 5A history that a team won three consecutive state championships. He earned first-team all-state, all-league, all-city and Topeka Co-Player of the Year honors during his senior year. He is planning on majoring in journalism.