SW player signs to play college baseball
Jordan Savage, a senior at Southwest High School in Washburn, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla.
Wesleyan won the 2011 National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship over defending champ North Greenville (SC) in the tournament at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.
"Jordan is a great kid with a big heart," said Kenny Ferguson, the Southwest baseball coach and athletic director. "He is a good hitter who hits for a high average and has good gap power."
Last season, Savage batted .388, had six extra base hits and drew 17 walks. On defense, he threw out seven of 26 on the base paths.
"There is not a better defensive catcher in the area," said Ferguson. "I would put his defense and throwing up against any catcher in the area. He is fundamentally solid in all aspects. Jordan would play baseball everyday if he could, and I have no doubt he will be successful on the next level."
Matt Parker, head baseball coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan, also had high praise for the Southwest player.
"We are thrilled to have Jordan Savage joining our team. Jordan is a great fit for Oklahoma Wesleyan University and our Eagle baseball program," said Parker. "I look forward to watching him mature as a player and a student-athlete. His throwing abilities behind the plate are really what set him apart."
Jordan is the son of Jim and Rhonda Savage.