Smith-Cotton High School senior Nick Hagedorn on Tuesday, Nov. 15, accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo.
Hagedorn, a catcher and second baseman, is a three-time varsity letter winner. He was named to both the All-West Central Conference baseball team and the All-District team each of the past three years.
“Ever since Nick joined the program as a freshman, he has been a leader for us,” said S-C baseball Head Coach Kyle Zimmerman. “He works extremely hard and provides a great example for our younger players on and off the field. He is a student of the game and is always trying to find ways to improve not only himself but the team as well.”
Pat Evers, Jefferson College baseball head coach, said, “We are thrilled to add Nick to our program. We had a huge need for adding a catcher to our recruiting class this year and feel like Nick is a perfect fit for us both on and off the field. We are looking for him to come in and make an immediate impact for us at a very important position.”
Zimmerman added, “It has been a great pleasure to get to coach (Hagedorn) and I’m excited for him as he takes this next step on his journey.”