Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baseball: Leedey's Drew Ward Signs LOI With Oklahoma

An in-state product and one of the nation's top high school baseball players joined the Sooners' incoming class of freshmen for the 2014 season Wednesday.

Drew Ward, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound infielder from Leedey (Okla.) High School, filed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Oklahoma, head baseball coach Sunny Golloway announced.

"We are very excited to have Drew and his family joining our family here at Oklahoma Baseball," Golloway said. "Drew's outstanding talent speaks for itself on the diamond, but what is even more impressive is the character of this young man. We are honored he will be a Sooner for life."

Ward was named to All-America teams by Perfect Game, ESPN and MaxPreps in 2012 and was a consensus top-five prospect before reclassifying as a senior earlier this academic year. He will graduate in May.

The right-handed thrower, lefty batter is hitting .565 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs this spring. He has a .780 on-base percentage and a 1.217 slugging percentage.

Ward's father, Gregg, grandfather, Bob, and uncle, Mark, as well as cousins Paul McCurtain and John Russell all played baseball at Oklahoma. Ward's, mother, Susan, also competed in track and field for the Sooners.

Ward is the 11th high school player and 15th total to sign with Oklahoma for the 2014 season.

/// SoonerSports PR
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