Cleary University signs Castro to baseball team

Posted: March 18, 2014

HOWELL – Tyler Castro, a transfer from St. Clair Community College (SC4), has signed a letter of intent to play for the Cleary University’s baseball team.

“Tyler is a gritty player and gets on base. His batting average is good, but because he can draw a lot of walks, he sets the table nicely at the top of the order or can flip the order in the eight or nine hole,” said Karl Kling, Cleary University baseball coach. “He is solid defensively and I think will be a nice addition to our program and allow us flexibility in our lineup."

Castro, a second baseman, played two years for St. Clair Shores where he was the captain of the team as a sophomore. Castro was a two-year varsity player at Linden High School and led the team in batting average (.385) his senior year.

“This team and Cleary are a good fit for me,” said Castro. “I really like Coach Kling and he knows what he is doing. I like the idea of making history by helping build the program.”

Cleary University reintroduced its collegiate athletic program in 2011 when it formed teams for men’s and women’s golf and cross country. Cleary’s athletic program also includes: men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Baseball and softball are scheduled to begin in 2015. Cleary is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

Cleary University ( is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation, and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future.

Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.