Charles Page High School senior catcher Kyler Copeland signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball for The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.
This is Copeland’s third season on the varsity squad. As a junior he batted .272 with a .283 slugging average, .362 on-base percentage, 25 hits, 1 run, 16 RBI, and 1 steal.
The College of the Ozarks is a private Christian college competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Bobcats went 35-20 last season under fourth-year Head Coach Neale Richardson.
Copeland will begin his senior season February 11th with a home scrimmage against Booker T. Washington. The Sandites are coming off a 24-12 finish under first-year Head Coach James Garrison. After a 4-6 start to the season they won fourteen games in a row and earned the first place trophy at the Spartan/Tiger Turf War. They went 2-2 at the Regional Championship and were eliminated by State Semifinalist Owasso.