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July 12, 2012

Quinton inks with Hillsdale

Small-town dream continues for ex-Eagle

SEQUOYAH — On the baseball field, 2012 Claremore Sequoyah graduate Terry Quinton created many memories and watched his dreams evolve over the years.

The hard work, determination and desire paid off Thursday afternoon as Quinton signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball for Hillsdale College in Moore.

“It’s been a long process to get to this day,” Quinton said. “I kind of debated on where to go, but in the end, everything felt right about Hillsdale. The money, the players and coaches and the overall history of the program helped make my decision easier.”

Quinton, who was a second baseman and outfielder for the Sequoyah Eagles the past four seasons, said his decision came down to Hillsdale, Crowder College and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

“Hillsdale is known for winning championships,” Quinton said. “I’m all about winning, and doing whatever I can to help the team be successful.”

Hillsdale College head baseball coach Eddie Davis added that Quinton’s work ethic, versatility and leadership skills should factor in well with the 2013 Saints baseball team.

“We plan to use him all over the field, whether it’s in the middle infield, outfield or even on the bump,” Davis said. “A player with that much versatility gives us different opportunities in the lineup.”

Hillsdale College, an NCCAA Division II school in Moore, won the 2011 National Championship and were eliminated this past season in the Super Regionals.

Davis said that his Saints squad finished the 2012 season with a 28-30 overall record. Heading into the 2013 season, the Saints will have 15 returning players to go along with a signing class that includes 10 freshmen and 6 junior college kids.

 

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