For Plainview Indians baseball standout Spencer Flatt, the choice of where to go to college was never a matter of where, but when it was going to be made official.

For Plainview Indians baseball standout Spencer Flatt, the choice of where to go to college was never a matter of where, but when it was going to be made official.

Wednesday afternoon, Flatt officially signed on the dotted line to become a member of the highly-successful Oklahoma City University Stars baseball team, in front of his classmates, friends, family and coaches inside the Plainview High School commons area.

“It feels awesome, I’m just super excited about everything,” Flatt said about signing with Oklahoma City University. “I’ve grown up around the program and fell in love with the ability of the program and the coaching staff as well.”

OCU’s ability, as well as its winning tradition has been nationally known for many years under the guidance of veteran head coach Denney Crabaugh.

Since 1992, the Stars have totaled 1,245 victories, which is the most in the national among college baseball programs.

Included in those victories is four consecutive appearances in the NAIA championship game from 2002-05, along with a national title in 2005.

OCU also amassed 12 50-win seasons from 1999-2010.

Last season the Stars made the Final Four for the first time since 2009, while finishing with 50 wins for the first time since 2010 at 50-10 overall.

“Spencer has always had a great attitude, which goes a long way with myself and the team,” Plainview coach Brent Hackney said. “He’s always been willing to work hard. Over the last two years he’s matured and gotten so much better as a pitcher.”

Last season on the mound for the Indians, Flatt finished with a 2.04 ERA, while allowing just 42 hits with 16 earned runs.

He also totaled 103 strikeouts compared to just 37 walks.

“I’ve gotten to have some great coaches at Plainview who have pushed me and gotten ready for this,” Flatt said. “I’m just excited for the new challenge this is going to bring.”

Flatt plans to major in Bio-Med while attending OCU.