Providence to honor college signees Friday

Providence Christian will honor three college signees today -- baseball players Austin Loyd and Christin Stewart and gymnast Trystien Charles.

Loyd will sign with Belmont after hitting .415 with seven home runs, 38 RBIs and 55 runs last season for a state runner-up baseball team.

Stewart, a Tennessee recruit, hit .514 with seven homers, 22 RBIs and 19 walks during last year's playoffs alone, earning ABCA All-American and Daily Post player of the year honors.

Charles will sign with Lindenwood University. A member of the Stars' 2009 state championship gymnastics team, she is a 2012 Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship qualifier.