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SAL JACOBO

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Missouri Western

NOTABLE Earned all-conference honors and has been a three-year starter and plus-defender at shortstop for the Mounties. … Scored 10 runs and had 10 RBIs with a .365 on-base percentage.

QUOTABLE “This day means so much. It’s really been a dream come true for me to play college baseball. Today is like a great day to spend with my family. It’s a big step in my baseball career.”

LUKE CARTER

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Allen County Community College. NOTABLE Could pitch and play some first base this season … Left-hander that will push for innings who could also be tough specifically on left-handed hitters. QUOTABLE “This day means a whole lot, putting all that work together that all these boys have done. It’s all kind of coming together now. It means a whole lot.”

TANNER STRICKLAND

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Allen County Community College NOTABLE Started at first base for the Mounties and hit .310 and tied for a team-best 15 RBIs last season. … Also a solid defender with good footwork and hands around the bag.

QUOTABLE “I think it’s important to me because not only do I want to continue my sports and academic career, I get a chance to be with my fellow teammates and that means a lot to me.”

GARRETT PROWELL

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Allen County Community College NOTABLE Expected to throw varsity innings for the Mounties this season … Right-hander who could throw in the mid-80s projects well.

QUOTABLE “This day has honestly been a dream. It’s a day you can show all your friends and your family that hard work pays off. A day I’ve dreamt of as a kid. I get to further my education and play ball.”

JACE BRAY

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Arkansas-Rich Mountain

NOTABLE Left-hander started last season on the junior varsity but came on to throw well for the Mounties and picked up the win in the opening round of the Class 6A state tournament. …Began to harness his command last season and was especially tough on left-handed hitters. … Went 1-1 with 1.12 ERA in 25 innings last season. … Will be part of the Bucks’ initial signing class for the junior college based in Mena.

QUOTABLE “All my life I’ve dreamed of becoming a college pitcher and now it’s actually finally happening. I hope after going to junior college to move on to somewhere bigger.”

JAY WATSON

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Iowa Western

NOTABLE Earned all-conference honors as an outfielder and pitcher for the Mounties. … Hit .274 with 9 RBIs and 10 runs scored and an on-base percentage of .386. … Iowa Western lost in the finals of the National Junior College finals last season to Central Arizona where teammate Hayden Seldmoridge signed. … Pitched 24 innings last season and finished 0-0 with a save and a 1.75 ERA.

QUOTABLE “It’s just an honor to be here. All the hard work I put in since I started playing baseball since I was five years old. It’s a blessing to be here and the hard work’s finally paying off.”

HAYDEN SELDOMRIDGE

SCHOOL Rogers High SIGNING WITH Central Arizona

NOTABLE Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a three-year starter behind the plate. … Hit .386 with a home run and 13 RBIs last season. … Athletic enough to also play some third base for the Mounties this season. … Central Arizona won the junior college national championship last season, defeating Iowa Western in the finals where teammate Jay Watson signed to play.

QUOTABLE “It’s a big day. I get to go on to the next level and play baseball. I’m thankful for everyone who’s helped me, my family and my coaches.”

— PAUL BOYD • @NWAPAULB

Print Headline: HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SIGNING ROUNDUP

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