Today was a special day for one Lavaca graduate. Jimmy Hall was a two sport athlete and 4 year Letterman for the Golden Arrows. He was the Quarterback during football season but his passion has always been baseball. Hall has been a starter in baseball since his sophomore year, although that season was cut short with a meniscal tear in his right knee. Hall under went surgery to repair but re tore it just days before being released to play sports again. He under went a second surgery and missed his Junior year of football but was able to get back on the field for baseball season. Hall played first base for the Arrows and put up some really big numbers. Hall lead the team in Home runs with 5 and RBI’s with 30. This year Hall showed his maturity. He lead the team in batting average as well batting .412. Not only did he play first base this year but he moved around the infield showing that he is more than capable at 2nd and short stop. He also pitched. In fact, on the mound he was a beast, sporting a whopping .76 ERA. All of this has lead to today. Today Jimmy Hall sat at a table in front of his high school peers and signed to play baseball at the University of the Ozarks.
Coach Mark Headley spoke to the students. He told them that Jimmy had set a goal years ago to play college baseball. That he worked hard every day to make himself better. That he refused to quit when adversity hit…not once but multiple surgeries. That he did his job on the field and in the classroom everyday. He admonished them that someday in the not far future we could all be sitting here again to watch them sign their own letter of intent. Jimmy has worked hard to get where he is and now he will reap his due reward. He will get a great education and the game he loves to play will help him pay for it. Way to go Jim. Go Eagles!!