Baseball's Christian Khawam signs with FIU

Baseball's Christian Khawam signs with FIU

OCALA- Christian Khawam has found the right fit for when he continues his career at the four-year level.

After an award-filled freshman season for the Patriots, Khawam has signed a letter-of-intent to play at Florida International University.

A graduate of Miami Southridge High School, Khawam will be back to play in the outfield in 2015 for the Patriots and his college future will included a trip closer to home for his final two seasons.

In 2014, Khawam earned the College of Central Florida's Male Athlete of the Year award, as well as the baseball team's MVP.

He also earned First Team All-Mid Florida Conference honors as an outfielder and was named First Team All-State.

From there, he was named to the FCSAA All-Tournament from his performance in the FCSAA State Tournament, which saw him hit three homers and become the first CF player to hit multiple homers in a game at state since Tom Locke hit two against Valencia in 1980.

Khawam's two homers propelled the Patriots past Chipola College, who came into the game ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Overall, he had two multi-homer games on the year and two games of at least five RBI.

It didn't take long for Khawam to show what kind of player he would be for the Patriots. 

In his first career game at CF, Khawam made quite an impact with five RBI in a win over Pensacola State.

He continued his stellar play throughout the season and had three hitting streaks of seven games or more, with a season-high 10 straight games coming down the stretch.

Khawam finished the season hitting .392 with 10 homers and 53 RBI.

Along the way, he had 22 doubles and a .651 slugging percentage, coupled with a .433 on-base percentage. 

Khawam became the second member of CF's sophomore class to ink a deal with a school at the four-year level. Last week, Ryan Crile signed with the University of Central Florida.