Hays High senior Palmer Hutchison signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Kansas City Kansas Community College on Monday morning. The four year varsity player has had family play baseball there before and his older brother Hayden signed with Neosho Community College out of high school.
Hutchison over came health issues his sophomore season that kept him out of all athletics until over midway through the 2017 baseball season. He is currently batting .441 for the 11-0 Indians after batting .375 as a junior. He has a hit a team high five doubles along with a triple and his first career home run.
Hutchison is three doubles shy of joining Justin Shelton, Dylan Briggs and current teammate Trey Riggs for tenth in career doubles. He has twelve multi-hit game to his credit over his career.
Hutchison has also started on the mound for five of the teams eleven games holding a 3-0 record. He has a 2.37 ERA allowing seven earned runs in 20 2/3 innings. He has 21 career pitching appearances and was used early in his career as a reliever and most recently as a starter.
Coach Frank Leo
Hutchison also was a multi year starter in football making his first appearance starting at safety his freshman season. This past season he was the starting quarterback throwing for 1635 yards and running for 675 yards while accounting for 22 touchdowns. He also totaled more than 150 career tackles with 96 coming his junior season, the only full season he played on defense.
The Indians are 11-0 on the season with a 3-0 mark in the Western Athletic Conference. Hays High returns to action April 18th with a single game in Great Bend.