Little is heading to Middle Georgia State College and Chapman will play at Southern Union.
“I’m looking forward to getting instruction from coaches at the higher level so I can better my game,” Little said.
“I just got to go there and work,” Chapman said.
“This is something I always wanted to do. Since I was a little kid, I’ve wanted to play college baseball. This is a great opportunity.”
Neither player had a long list of offers but Chapman hopes after he completes his tour at Southern Union, a junior college, he will move on to a Division-I program or get drafted.
During the regular season, the Lions’ game against Druid Hills on March 14 was a high point for both players.
In that contest, Chapman struck out 12 batters and didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning.
Little, who called the game, had three hits, including two doubles.
Even though Luella didn’t win more than four games in a row this season, the Lions didn’t lose more than two straight games.
“It was tough at the beginning,” Chapman said.
“We just didn’t have a lot of things going right but we finally found a way to start meshing and working together well enough to get a bunch of hits and pitch better.”
“It was good at the end of the year because everybody doubted us at the beginning,” Little said.
“We were losing to all of the under-the-radar teams but beating all of the bigger schools. We finally clicked defensively near the end of the year.”
After winning their final three regular season games, the Lions (20-10) swept Marietta and East Coweta before losing both games to Lambert. Luella scored 18 runs against Marietta and 23 against East Coweta.