Power Hitting Moncure Inks with Northwestern State Baseball

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Senior Outfielder Adam Moncure signs letter of intent to play baseball with Northwestern State University (Photo/Robert Chapman)

IMG_9727Baseball players across America are taking advantage of November 8, the early period for NCAA Letter of Intent signings, and Clinton’s Adam Moncure is in that camp.

On Wednesday, November 8, Moncure signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

“I was looking for a school where where academics and athletics were priorities,” Moncure said. “I was also looking to play baseball at a school that would prepare me for life after baseball.”

Clinton’s head coach Trave Hopkins said Moncure has been a key figure for the Arrows, both on the diamond and in the locker room. “He’s a leader,” Hopkins said. “He works hard in the weight room and on the field, he’s a good teammate and good brother.”

Moncure was stellar for the Arrows last season, earning him a spot on the 2017 6A First Team All-State roster. During that 2017 season, Moncure was a dominant figure on the stat sheet.

As the three-hole hitter, Moncure led the team in multiple categories with 36 hits, 26 RBIs, 8 doubles and 3 triples. He also lead the team with a .419 batting average and a .686 slugging percentage, and was second in homeruns with 3 homers.

He proved he was more than an offensive threat, racking up a .951 fielding percentage and only 2 errors on the season.

Last season, Moncure was selected as the MVP for the Arrows and earned the team’s “Silver Slugger” award.

 

“Adam brings everything to the table,” Coach Hopkins said. “He’s fast, he hits for power, he’s good with defense, he’s got a strong arm”

“He’s one of those guys who ends up being the glue that you need to make everything stay together,” Hopkins added. “I’m sure he will be as big of a benefit to them as he’s been for us.”

Adam Moncure is a three-year member of the CHS Student Council and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of Andrew and Lori Moncure.

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