Conner Thamann and Benny Hess, two standout high school baseball players have made the exciting decision to continue their athletic careers at Muskingum University. Both players signed their letters of intent today, to play baseball for the Muskingum Fighting Muskies, a Division III program located in New Concord, Ohio.
Thamann, a senior pitcher and infielder, has been an integral part of the Reading baseball program since his freshman year. Over the course of his high school career, he has been recognized for his outstanding play both on the field and in the classroom.
Hess, a senior catcher and infielder, has also been a key contributor to the Reading baseball team. Like Thamann, he has excelled both on the field and in the classroom, earning recognition for his athletic achievements and academic excellence. Both Hess and Thamann boasted weighted GPAs of over 4.0.
Reading High School baseball coach RJ Hayes congratulated Thamann and Hess on their accomplishments, noting that their hard work and dedication both on and off the field have paid off.
At Muskingum University, Thamann and Hess will have the opportunity to compete at a high level of collegiate baseball while also pursuing their academic interests. They will join a program with a rich history of success both on and off the field, and they will undoubtedly make valuable contributions to the Fighting Muskies baseball team.
As they prepare to begin their college careers, Thamann and Hess are eager to continue working hard and striving for excellence. They are grateful for the support of their families, coaches, and teammates, and they are excited to represent Reading High School and Muskingum University on the baseball diamond and in the classroom.
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