Priceville’s Wyatt Hurt has signed to play baseball with Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.
Hurt, who played football and baseball for the Bulldogs, will play outfield for the Phoenix. He finished his senior season with a school-record nine triples. He hit .336, added seven doubles while scoring 40 runs, and had 29 RBIs.
“I think it’s a great situation for him with a chance to go into a tradition-rich college program and focus solely on baseball,” said Priceville coach Preston Potter, who is a Cumberland who played at Cumberland. “I think he’s a steal of a prospect based solely on how athletic and coachable he is. I am looking forward to seeing how he develops and how his career goes.”
Cumberland plays in the Mid-South Conference along with UT-Southern (formerly Martin Methodist) and Freed-Hardeman. The Phoenix was 22-24 last season in head coach Woody Hunt’s final season. Hunt won 1,630 games and three NAIA National Championships in his 41 years as head coach at Cumberland.