Nick Gravel signs his National Letter of Intent. (Vauxhall Baseball Instagram)

FALL RIVER: A baseball player from Fall River is moving a step closer to his dreams of one day playing in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Nick Gravel, an infielder, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play with Hill College in Texas. The Rebels are an NCAA Division 1 team, filled with many Texas natives in their roster.

The announcement was made on Vauxhall Baseball Academy’s Instagram page recently.

Fall River’s Nick Gravel. (Vauxhall Baseball photo)

In September of 2019, Gravel competed in the T12 tournament hosted by the Toronto Blue Jays, playing alongside and against some of the 150 best players in Canada. The U.S. and Puerto Rico also took part.

Gravel, along with fellow Fall River product Shane Cowan, helped Team N.S. make history in August 2019 at the Canada Cup Baseball championships, as they defeated Ontario 3-2. Gravel’s run to make it 3-0 was the game winner. It was Nova Scotia’s first-ever baseball title.

“I am very excited to announce my commitment to Hill College in Texas,” said Gravel. “I would like to thank my family friends and coaches for supporting me through my journey.”