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McDowell signs with HLG

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

Front row, from left: Mark McDowell, Wyatt McDowell, and Johnna McDowell. Back row: Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden and Hannibal LaGrange University head coach Ben Strother.

Front row, from left: Mark McDowell, Wyatt McDowell, and Johnna McDowell. Back row: Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden and Hannibal LaGrange University head coach Ben Strother.

Van-Far senior Wyatt McDowell signed a letter of intent last week to continue his baseball career at Hannibal LaGrange University.
For the signing, McDowell was joined by his parents Mark and Johnna McDowell, his sister Morgan, and Hannibal LaGrange head baseball coach Ben Strother.
Wyatt said he’s looking forward to the opportunity to continue his career.
“I’ve wanted to play college ball since I was 10 years old,” he said. “I’m really thankful that I get to be close to home. And I can come home to support the high school. It’s a great opportunity.”
Strother said he’s looking forward to adding McDowell to his roster.
“He’s a character kid and he was raised to do things the right way,” Strother noted.
“He’s a tribute to his family and the community…He’s consistently played well.”