HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The UVa.-Wise baseball program signed a local standout this afternoon.
Hazard outfielder Jordan Olinger signed to continue his career with the Cavaliers. So far this season, Olinger is batting .478 with eight homeruns and 28 RBI, and has an impressive .915 slugging percentage. In his four years, Olinger has helped lead the Bulldogs to four straight 14th Region All 'A' championships.
"I like the coaches there. I like the facilities. And it's a great school. Academics come first. It's a great school, and I like the athletics as well," says Olinger. "I was thinking about playing football, but coach (John) Meehan influenced me to play baseball in college. I like baseball and I like football, but I like baseball more. I like to hit homeruns. You don't get to hit homeruns in football."