Friday, February 27, 2009

Parker McDaniel Signs with Cowley College

(pictured Cowley College Head Coach Dave Burroughs, Parker McDaniel, Lannie McDaniel, Cowley College Asst Coach Scott Camien)

NOAH standout signs with Cowley County

Catcher Parker McDaniel of Tulsa NOAH (Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools) recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan.

McDaniel, a four-year starter for the NOAH varsity, was named to the Homeschool Baseball All-Regional team after each of his first three seasons. As a junior last spring, he helped the Jaguars to a 20-10 record with a .383 batting average, six home runs, and an impressive .564 slugging percentage.

“I couldn’t be more happy that I will get to continue my baseball career at a college with the tradition of Cowley County,” McDaniel said. “I’ve tried to live by the philosophy of don’t stop chasing your dream or you may never find it, and it’s always been my goal and dream to play college baseball. I’m excited about the opportunity to play at Cowley County next season.”

Cowley County is a perennial contender each season in the Jayhawk Conference and also has had much success on the national level, winning National Junior College Athletic Association national championships in 1997 and 1998. The Tigers have won five Jayhawk Conference East Division championships in the last nine years.

“Parker is a player’s coach. Cowley County is getting a player that loves the game of baseball,” NOAH baseball athletic director Darron Replogle said.

NOAH ( is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for homeschool athletes in the Tulsa area to compete in a number of sports, including baseball, football, basketball, softball and tennis.