Jackson College baseball signed players for the 2018-19 season recently.
Alex King is a senior at Western High, graduating this spring. He is a left-handed pitcher who plays for the Panthers under Coach Scott Oliver. Jackson College felt like home, he said, and it made sense for his situation, he said, with academics and baseball, it's a good fit. King has received Academic All-Conference and Academic All-District honors. He was a member of the 17-Y Adrian Lookouts.
"Alex should come in as an impact pitcher conference starter," said Rick Smith, head coach for the Jets. "It's good to have some local flavor."
Matthew Scally is a senior at Waterford Mott High School in Waterford. He is a catcher who plays for the Corsairs under coach Collin McGran. Scally said when he visited Jackson College, it felt right, and there are many things to do. Scally has a 3.7 grade point average in high school and is a National Honor Society member and freshman mentor. He played varsity soccer one year, and varsity baseball four years. In 10th grade he was named All-League and in 11th grade All-District in baseball.
"Matt is a hard-working catcher who will be pushing others to work just as hard," Smith said. "He could be a starting catcher for us in the near future."
Garrett Hunt is a senior at Onsted High, graduating this spring. He is an outfielder who plays for the Wildcats under coach Matt Randall. Hunt chose Jackson College because it provided the opportunity to improve in baseball and to explore what he wants to study. He has been named to the 2015 and 2016 All-Tournament team, 2016 League Honorable Mention, 2016 County Honorable Mention, 2017 First Team All-League, 2017 All-District and 2nd Team All-State, and 2017 All-County team.
"Garrett will be expected to fill one of the outfield vacancies from the current Jets team. He will also bring to the table much needed footspeed, which the Jets are always looking for offensively," Smith said.