Toby Becker, Rock Creek pitcher

Rock Creek pitcher Toby Becker delivers to a Riley County batter during a game at Tointon Family Stadium on April 23. Becker will continue his career at Truman State University.

Rock Creek star Toby Becker now has a college destination. The pitcher took to Twitter over the weekend to announce his plans for the future.

“Extremely blessed to announce that I will be pursuing both my academic and athletic career at Truman State University,” Becker wrote on Twitter, a school which is located in Kirksville, Missouri. “I would like to thank my former coaches, teammates, friends (and) family for getting me to where I am today.”

Becker was the anchor for a dominant pitching staff that made it to the Class 3A state title game before falling to defending champion Sabetha. Becker led the team in wins, going 8-1 on the mound with a 1.09 ERA while allowing just 10 runs and walking eight. His eight wins set a single-season school record.

One of Becker’s finest moments at Rock Creek occurred during the first game of the state tournament, when he threw a no-hitter against Burlington.

Becker also was dangerous with a bat in his hands, hitting .408 in 71 at bats. He struck out just five times all season.

When he wasn’t pitching — a position where he earned first-team all-state honors — he was behind the plate as catcher.