Yesterday and Monday were huge days regarding the Houston County Baseball program as two of it’s former players were drafted into the big leagues. Jaden Woods was selected 197th by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday afternoon. Woods graduated from HoCo in 2020 where he saw his senior season cut short due to COVID & had that never happened… the Bears would have had the chance to take the state title but we will never know.
Woods spent the previous three seasons at the University of Georgia and had a total ERA of 4.97. Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers selected 6 foot 7 inch Andrew Dunford at pick number 350 in the MLB Draft. Dunford was a four year starter for the Bears and his senior season was absolutely spectacular this past Spring.
Dunford was a part of the 2023 state championship team as well as 2021. This past season, he batted .489 with a new school record 69 hits across 41 games that included seven jacks and 50 rbis and stole nine bases. Dunford was also one of the starting pitchers as well where he went 8-2 as a starter with a 2.242 ERA. He was committed to play college ball at Mercer University but he has dream come true as he along with Woods are of the big leagues.