HANON Price certainly grew as a baseball player at Jefferson, so much that his career will continue on into college.
Price signed with Emmanuel College last week following a standout four-year career with the Dragons.
“Just the growth that he showed, not only physically, but mentally, the four years he was with us was unbelievable,” Jefferson coach Tommy Knight said of Price, who began playing varsity as a freshman.
Price led Jefferson in hitting this past year with a .437 average and runs scored with 27 as the Dragons went 21-5 and won another Region 8-AA title.
“He had a fantastic year,” Knight said.
Price, however, may be remembered just as much for his glovework in the outfield. With great speed and a great jump, Price was able to run down fly balls that most high school center fielders simply can’t, earning high praise from Knight.
“He’s probably, if not the best, one of the best defensive outfielders that I’ve ever had,” he said. “He’ll absolutely go get it.”
Emmanuel College coaches were equally impressed when they came to watch Price play a few weeks ago.
“Once they saw him, they said ‘yep, we want to sign him,’” Knight said.
Replacing Price next year — both offensively and defensively — will be a tall order for the Dragons.
“I hate to see him go … you can stick somebody else in there, but at least immediately, they’re not going to be nearly what he was to us,” Knight said.
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