HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - It was no ordinary signing in Huntington Friday evening. Trapper Dickey became the first baseball signee for the Red Devils in five years.
The first basemen is headed to Weatherford College, a junior college that's known for sending their own to the Big League.
"I'm excited. I'm pumped. I'm ready to do it. I'm ready to go. It's been a dream for me for a long time. I grew up watching my uncle play. He played here in Huntington and that is when it really started off. It pushed me to strive and work harder and to really go for what I wanted," said Dickey.
The Coyotes will be getting a four-year letterwinner who's a two-time all-district selection, and Dickey brings some power over the plate. The senior has been named the program's 'Slugger of the Year' every season of his high school career. Huntington head baseball coach Zac Baker said Dickey has been their leading hitter every season, batting anywhere from .350-.420.
"Dickey is the first kid we've had sign in five years and it's a big moment for us. We're trying to do things right here in the Huntington baseball program and it's a good first step for us to get some notoriety," said Baker. "He's always been a good verbal leader for us and he's always come out to the practice field with a good attitude. He's positive and he's good for our kids. He's always uplifting in bad times and he goes out and performs. That's the other half of being a good leader."
Dickey said he hopes his baseball career won't end at Weatherford College. He said he'd like to attend a four-year college after.