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Wednesday October 10, 2012
by Jonathan Hodgson
The Okotoks Dawgs began constructing their 2013 infield today with the signing of Josh Myers from Northern Kentucky University.
Josh Myers is a 6’1’’, 185 lb third baseman currently in his sophomore year at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Myers graduated from Portsmouth High School in his hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio, and made an impression before moving on to the college level. Josh collected First-team All-League honors all four years at Portsmouth High, while being named Second-team All-State in his junior year and First-team All-State in his senior year. He was also named to the Mizuno All-Ohio Team in his senior year and played for Team Ohio at the Heartland Baseball Classic in Oklahoma. It was at that tournament where Myers would put on an amazing hitting display, hitting safely in 14 consecutive at-bats, which is the 4th longest such streak in Ohio history.
Myers appeared in 26 games last year as a freshman at Northern Kentucky and was named Academic All-Conference. NKU moved up to the NCAA Division 1 level for this coming season, playing in the Atlantic Sun Conference and Norse Head Coach, Todd Asalon is expecting a big year from Myers and believes the Dawgs will inherit a quality player next summer,
“Josh is arguably the best athlete on our roster. He has all the tools to be an outstanding college player. He has a plus arm, plus speed and competes from start to finish. I look for Josh to hit in the middle of our lineup and be a difference maker.”
Myers has heard all about Okotoks and the Dawgs and is looking forward to contributing to the program,
“I heard of the Okotoks Dawgs through Zac Asman who played there last summer and says that he had one of the best experiences of his life. Coach Asalon also said it is a great league and will be a great experience and something I will never forget.”
The Dawgs are pleased to welcome Josh Myers into the Dawg Pound as the team looks to get back to the top in 2013!