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More JUCO standouts commit to Arkansas State baseball

JHS alum Jake Henry Williams hit .307 in 2022 with Connors State. He committed to Arkansas...
JHS alum Jake Henry Williams hit .307 in 2022 with Connors State. He committed to Arkansas State this week.(Source: Connors State Baseball)
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 6:55 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 8:35 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State baseball is adding some JUCO talent to their 2023 roster. One of the newest commits is a Jonesboro native.

Jake Henry Williams committed to the Red Wolves on Saturday. The JHS alum had a stellar freshman season at Connors State. Williams hit .307 with 7 home runs and 42 RBI. The outfielder had a decorated 2021 at JHS. He hit .472 with 5 homers and 51 RBI. Jake earned All-State and AP All-Arkansas honors to name a few. He played on a Golden Hurricane squad that reached the 5A State Championship Game.

Gulf Coast State sophomore pitcher Austin Kapela committed to Arkansas State on June 7th. He made 9 appearances in 2022, 7 were in relief, 2 were starts in March. Kapela recorded 3 saves and 1 win. The Delaware native had 27 strikeouts in 20-plus innings of work.

Coastal Alabama outfielder Allen Grier verballed with the Red Wolves on Monday. Grier hit .295 with 2 homers and 46 RBI this season. The Atlanta native is a speedster on the basepaths, he had 37 stolen bases in 43 attempts. Grier has 2 seasons of eligibility with the Red Wolves.

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