PARAGOULD — Paragould senior Jack Henry Glasgow will continue his baseball career about five miles from his home field with the Rams.
Glasgow signed a letter of intent to play for Crowley’s Ridge College during a ceremony Saturday morning on the diamond at Paragould High School.
A first baseman and pitcher for Paragould, Glasgow expects a similar role when he joins the Pioneers for the 2022 season. A corner outfield position could also be a possibility, he said.
“It’s really fun. I always dreamed of it as a child, playing at the next level,” Glasgow said after signing with CRC.
Paragould coach Dakota Weatherley said Glasgow pitched in the first game of the Rams’ conference doubleheaders. Paragould (7-20, 5-9 conference) finished sixth in the rugged 5A-East, compiling a record that included a doubleheader split with eventual Class 5A state semifinalist Greene County Tech.
“This year he pitched our conference game ones, had some very big innings for us and was really the leader of our offense for the first two-thirds of the season,” Weatherley said. “He kind of slowed down a little bit, but for the first two-thirds of the season, he was as good as anybody offensively.”
Glasgow finished the season with a .253 average, five doubles and three triples. He drove in 14 runs and scored 13 while batting from second to fourth in the Rams’ lineup.
“I just like to sit on a first-pitch fastball and then not get too deep in the count,” Glasgow said. “I just don’t like to see a lot of junk.”
On the mound, Glasgow struck out 53 batters in 50 innings pitched. He also had a .990 fielding percentage.
“I think he definitely projects as either a corner infielder or outfielder and a hitter. He can hit at high level, especially when he’s on and locked in,” Weatherley said. “He can really hit at a high level and for power.”
Weatherley described Glasgow as a gap-to-gap hitter capable of spraying the ball all over the field, adding that he will start hitting more home runs as he continues to develop physically.
“I’m trying to work to get stronger every day,” Glasgow said. “Hopefully it works out for me.”