Wheatmore has three sign letters of intent

Stephanie King

The Wheatmore Warriors had three student-athletes sign their National Letters of Intent on Tuesday afternoon to continue their baseball careers at the collegiate level. Seniors Nick Halo, Gabe Hernandez, and Connor Cox have each decided to pursue baseball at the next level after playing their final season for the Warriors this spring.

Halo, a three-year varsity starter, will suit up for the Catawba College Indians next year after a strong career at Wheatmore. On the mound, he has 97 & 1/3 innings pitched with 119 strikeouts and a 3.70 ERA. He is a .339 career hitter at the plate. He has also been named All-County and All-Conference twice.

Hernandez, a three-year varsity starter, will head to North Carolina Central University after one last season with the Warriors. He has had a stellar high school career and has proven himself on both sides of the ball. He is currently tied for 15th in the state history in stolen bases with 68 and needs 12 stolen bases to break into the top 10 and 42 stolen bases to become the state’s all-time stolen bases leader. He is a .268 career hitter with 82 innings pitched, 125 strikeouts, and a 2.72 ERA. Hernandez is also a two-time All-County and All-Conference selection.

Cox, a three-year varsity starter, signed his letter of intent to play for the UNC Pembroke BraveHawks next season. He is a .262 career hitter with 90 2/3rds innings pitched, 141 strikeouts, and a 2.89 ERA. He is also a two-time All-Conference selection and a one-time All-County selection. would like to congratulate each of these student-athletes on this outstanding accomplishment and wish them the best of luck next year!

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