Baker signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

Hazard’s Andy Baker makes it to first base last season during the KHSAA/Rawlings High School State Baseball Tournament.

Hazard’s Andy Baker signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan last week at the school.

“They have a great tradition there,” Baker said. “They have a great coaching staff. They’re a winning tradition. They won their conference two years ago and was in the finals for it last year. They are getting a turf field, new facilities and it’s in a great area.” 

Hazard finished with a 26-2 record last season. The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 Final Four and finished as runner-up in the All “A” Classic state tournament.

Many people were in attendance at his signing including friends, loved ones, and coaches all to celebrate the special occasion with him.

“It means a lot,” said Hazard baseball coach John Meehan. “You know I’m proud of what Andy’s (Baker) done. To give these other kids [a chance] to see what he’s done, and there is a chance that someday if they want to work hard they got an opportunity to play at the next level.”

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