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Six OCC Baseball Players to Continue Careers at 4-year Schools

Baseball Players PhotoSix Olney Central College baseball players will continue their careers at four-year universities.

Jordan Cozart and Braden Scott signed letters of intent with NCAA Division 1’s Murray State University, while Blue Knights Cameron Chapman and Ian Ellis will play for the NCAA Division 2 Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers.

Other Division 1 early signers are Phil Archer, who is headed to Southern Illinois University, and Robby McGaha, who will join the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Cozart, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound shortstop and right-handed pitcher from Evansville, Ind., attended Central High School. In 12 innings on the mound for OCC, he posted a 2.25 earned run average. At the plate, he batted .390, with nine doubles, four triples, two home runs and 32 runs batted in, earning All-Region honors.

Scott, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound left-handed pitcher from Jasonville, Ind., was named All-Conference. The Shakamak High School graduate pitched 66 innings, compiling a sparkling 8-1 record, with a 1.23 ERA.

Chapman, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound outfielder from Boonville, Ind., hit .233, with three triples. He is a Boonville High School graduate.

Ellis, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound second baseman and right-handed pitcher from Jeffersonville, Ind., batted .324 for the Blue Knights. The Jeffersonville High School product threw 23 innings, recording two saves and a 4.20 ERA.

Archer, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound first baseman from Greenville, Ind., and Floyd Central High School, hit .353 and drove in 32 runs.

McGaha, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound center fielder from Buffalo Grove, batted .383, with 11 RBI. He is a Stevenson High School alumnus.

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