2018-01-11 / Sports

Gammon signs to play for the Bears at TMU


Tiger baseball player Curt Gammon’s parents, Craig and Sandra Gammon, joined him for signing ceremonies with Truett McConnell University. Tiger baseball player Curt Gammon’s parents, Craig and Sandra Gammon, joined him for signing ceremonies with Truett McConnell University. Tiger baseball player Curt Gammon signed a letter of intent Monday, January 8, as a preferred walk-on with Truett McConnell University located in Cleveland, Georgia.

“Every high school student athlete makes a choice about their goals to play ball at the next level,” W-W Tiger Head Coach Drew Wilson said in congratulating Gammon. “These student athletes have to have great work ethic, determination, and motivation in order to achieve the goal of playing ball at the next level.

“I have known that Curt wanted to play ball at the next level since his freshman year, and I am proud to see that his hard work and determination has paid off,” Wilson contined. “There has been no doubt that Curt has devoted a large part of his life working towards achieving this goal, and it has been awesome to watch him succeed. I look forward to seeing what Curt can do this year as a senior. I have no doubt he will leave our baseball program with a great year.”

For the 2017 season, Gammon finished with a .302 batting average driving in 21 runs and scoring 29 times. He also had an on base percentage of .354 and 16 stolen bases. As a pitcher, Gammon appeared in 10 games, pitching 24 2/3 innings with 27 strikeouts and a record of 2-2.

“Curt attended a showcase at Truett McConnell where his performance made an impression on their staff,” Wilson reported. “Coach [Ross] Roberts mentioned to myself that he was impressed with Curt’s ability in the field and could see that Curt is a baseball player with great potential.”

Truett McConnell is a NAIA school in the Appalachian Athletic Conference where the Bears finished in second place last year. They made the opening round of the NAIA baseball championships in the Montgomery Bracket where they finished in third place. The champion of the Montgomery Bracket, Faulkner University, finished second in the NAIA World Series losing to Lewis-Clarke State. The head baseball coach at Truett McConnell is Mike Croley and Roberts is the assistant coach.

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