Platte County baseball added three more to its junior college gang on national signing day.
Grant Carver (Southeastern CC), Austin Gammill (St. Charles CC) and Drew Parmeley (Independence CC) were all honored during a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 1 inside the Wilson Center for Performing Arts at Platte County High School. Dillon Doll also made his college choice official, signing with Central Methodist University.
Platte County’s large senior class for this season now has seven committed to play at the next level. All four signing Wednesday earned All-Suburban Conference Blue Division honors after their junior season with the Pirates.
After a moving from the infield to left field, Doll hit .329 with a .414 on-base percentage last season. He had five doubles, eight runs scored and 14 RBIs.
Gammill (.342 batting average) was tied for fifth in hits for Platte County with Doll at 25, and both were first team all-conference picks. A first baseman, Gammill ended up with eight doubles and one home run, scoring 14 runs and driving in 10 more.
Parmeley made all-conference as a utility pick and spent a lot of time as a designated hitter. He hit .353 (fourth on the team) with two doubles, seven runs and nine RBIs.
Carver spent his time on the mound as the No. 3 pitcher behind Jared Wilson, signed to play at Cowley County (Kan.) Community College, and Colton Horn, signed to Northeastern (Colo.) Junior College. A big right-hander, Carver threw 37 innings with five starts, compiling a 3-2 record and a 1.89 ERA. He struck out 30 but had a team-high 16 walks and eight hit batters.
Platte County went 18-8 last year and won the Blue Division title for a second straight year. The Pirates were the No. 2 seed in Class 5 District 16 but lost a semifinal to Park Hill South.
In addition to Doll and the five JUCO-bound players, Platte County also has all-state catcher Justin Mitchell headed to Oklahoma University next year.