High Fives: Heritage’s Wood Is One of Select Group
At Sports Talk: The High School Show, we don’t believe in chest bumps, back slaps or knuckles – only good, old-fashioned High Fives. Here is this week’s High Five:
Rogers Heritage RHP Hunter Wood was chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the 32nd round of the MLB Draft. Along with Jacksonville’s D’vone McClure, Wood was one of only two Arkansas high school baseball players to be drafted. Wood, who signed to play baseball at Howard Junior College in Texas, will have until July 13 to sign with the Red Sox.
“[Getting drafted] is an awesome feeling,” Wood told the Northwest Arkansas Times.
Wood went 10-4 on the mound and struck out 127 batters in 72 2/3 innings in his senior season; he was also named to the all-state team for the third straight year.