Chatfield's Winkler commits to Miami (Ohio) for baseball

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Kyle Winkler (jumping) committed to Miami (Ohio) baseball on Monday night. (Jack Eberhard/

Kyle Winkler, a key figure in Chatfield's baseball successful season last spring, announced on Monday night that he had committed to Miami (Ohio) to play baseball.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Winkler, a senior, led the Chargers with a .525 batting average last season, and also had three home runs, eight doubles and 24 RBIs.

Chatfield went 20-4 last season en route to reaching the Final 8. The Chargers are again expected to be one of Class 5A's top teams in 2015. reported that Winkler would likely play third base in college.

Miami (Ohio) plays in Division I's Mid-American Conference, and went 26-30 last year.

The Redhawks don't currently have any other Colorado players on their roster, though 2014 Fairview grad Sam Martin is on the university's football team, and caught four touchdowns in a win over UMass on Saturday.

Winkler is also the quarterback for Chatfield's football team. He has thrown for 942 yards and thrown for for nine touchdowns in the school's hurry-up attack. Chatfield is 2-4 thus far this season.

He becomes the 14th known local baseball commit from the Class of 2015. Last year's class produced 129 baseball recruits, including 46 Division I players.