MCC baseball

MCC’s and West native Bailey Horn inked with Auburn University on Thursday afternoon.

Nine McLennan Community College student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent Thursday on the MCC campus, including six baseball players and three golfers.

Women’s golf saw Makenna Davidson sign with the University of the Incarnate Word, Joely Henderson to the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and Tyler Morrison of Copperas Cove ink with Texas Wesleyan University. As freshmen, the trio led the Highlassies to the NJCAA Region V Championship, the program’s 20th-consecutive appearance at the NJCAA National Championship.

Six sophomore members of the Highlanders’ baseball team also signed with four-year programs. As freshmen, these Highlanders helped the program to the NTJCAC Championship, the Region V Championship, a fifth-place finish at the JUCO World Series and NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Honorable Mention recognition.

Left-handed pitcher Bailey Horn will join former Highlander Brendan Venter at Auburn University next fall. Horn, from West, appeared in 17 games as a freshman, recording a 7-0 record on the mound with a 3.86 ERA and 77 strikeouts to earn all-conference and all-region selections.

Shortstop George Callil from Australia will heading to South Carolina, batting .304 batting with 11 doubles and 26 RBIs last year.

Leading the team with 19 home runs and 82 RBI, catcher Josh Breaux inked with the University of Arkansas after being selected in the 36th round of the MLB Draft with the 1,081st overall pick by the Houston Astros.

Right-handed pitcher Logan Freeman is headed to Baylor after recording a 9-1 record with a 5.01 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 55.2 innings.

Infielder Griffin Paxton of West and catcher Nick Thornquist will be teammates at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Paxton played in 41 games as a freshman, recording a .298 batting average with 34 RBI. Thornquist appeared in 30 games last season, recording the third-highest batting average (.367) on the team with 16 RBIs and was an NJCAA All-Academic Third-Team selection.

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