August 25, 2010 Edition

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Jackson signs with Williams



Curtis Jackson, a 2010 Walnut Ridge High School graduate, signs a letter of intent to play baseball at Williams Baptist College. Attending the signing ceremony at WRHS were (seated, from left) father Mike Jackson, Jackson, mother Susan Jackson; (standing) WBC assistant baseball coach Frankie Lee and WRHS baseball coach Derek Bramlett.
TD Photo ~ Nathan Hibbard
Curtis Jackson will continue his baseball career close to home. The Walnut Ridge High School graduate has signed his commitment to play baseball for Williams Baptist College.

As a pitcher, Jackson posted a 13-1 record and a 2.31 earned-run average for the Bobcats. The 13 wins in a season are the most by a Bobcat pitcher in a season since the school began playing baseball in 1992. In 78.2 innings, he allowed 41 runs on 63 hits and struck out 98 batters. Of the 41 runs he allowed, only 26 were earned.

At the plate, Jackson batted .374 with 32 RBIs. He had 49 hits and led the team in sacrifice bunts with nine. He was also hit by a pitch the most times (12).

Following the 2010 season, Jackson was named to the Class 2A All-State team and received Best Under The Sun recognition by The Jonesboro Sun.

He is the son of Mike and Susan Jackson.

The Eagles compete in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.

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