Ed Fortney - Parma Senior High Class of 1987
Fortney lettered in both golf and baseball for the Redmen. A standout in baseball, he earned All-Conference honors.
Fortney continued his education and baseball career at Cuyahoga Community College where he played two seasons and was selected for the OJCAC All-Star team. He then transferred to Point Park College. As the starting shortstop, his Point Park team set the NAIA record with 41 consecutive victories. He batted .377 avg., scored 58 runs, 48 RBI’s and 22 stolen bases in 52 games.
He then transferred to Coastal Carolina University. In 65 career games at Coastal, he had 65 hits in 217 at-bats, a .300 batting average and had 25 stolen bases. He led the team in at-bats and runs scored in 1991. His career at Coastal Carolina was highlighted by his walk-off single in the Big South Championship game which gave Coastal their first bid to the NCAA Baseball tournament.