May 8, 2001


Union Signs JCM Baseball Standout

Jackson, TN—Drew Yates, JCM baseball standout signed with Union University. Yates was selected to the 13AAA All-District and All-Tournament team last season. He received the JCM ‘Mr. Hustle’ Award in 2000 along with the Ford Construction Invitation Tournament MVP award. Yates, a 5-10 center fielder, hit .432 with 42 RBI, four homeruns. At the leadoff position for JCM, he had a .746 on base percentage with 14 stolen bases. Yates will join three other local players on next years Bulldog squad.

Union’s head baseball coach, Andy Rushing states "Drew is a great student athlete with a 3.65 GPA. He is good enough to play several positions for us, but is expected to play in the outfield." Drew was honored by the Jackson Madison County Hall of Fame as Jackson Central Merry’s male athlete of the year. Yates was chosen as one of 30 students to participate in Leadership University. He was also honored in Who’s Who among American High School Students.



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