Rose State’s Matthews signs to play baseball at OC
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (Aug. 7, 2013) – Jackson Matthews, a power-hitting infielder at Rose State College, has signed a letter of intent to continue his college baseball career at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Matthews played for Cobble at Edmond Santa Fe High School before attending Rose State, where he hit .265 with five home runs, 26 RBIs and 28 runs scored as a sophomore this spring.
At Santa Fe, he received honorable mention on The Oklahoman’s All-State and Big All-City honor teams as a senior in 2011.
“Jackson is a big power hitter,” Cobble said. “The kid can hit. We are looking at home to fill a role in the outfield, at first base or at (designated hitter). He will add a lot of pop to the lineup.
“He can hit it from here to Guthrie. He is a guy we felt we needed. We figure we can get his bat in the lineup somewhere. For a team that didn’t hit well last year we are looking for guys to come in and win spots.”