The 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior right-handed pitcher and shortstop had led the Townies to a 10-6 record at the time of his selection. Sears owned a 6-2 record with a 1.07 earned run average in 59 innings pitched, striking out 72 batters with just nine walks through 16 games. At the plate, Sears had posted a .500 batting average with nine doubles, 12 runs scored, 15 runs batted in and a .720 slugging percentage.
Sears has maintained a B average in the classroom. He will attend Wheaton College, where he will play baseball, this fall.
Sears has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and as a youth baseball coach.