Former Neosho High standout Jacob Galbraith recently announced that he will be continuing his athletic and academic career at Crowder College.

Former Neosho High standout Jacob Galbraith recently announced that he will be continuing his athletic and academic career at Crowder College.
An injury his senior year forced Galbraith into being a position player only, but he did return to the mound for the start against rival Webb City in the Class 5, District 12 semifinals.
Entering the postseason, Galbraith had a 2-2 record and a 2.00 ERA, with 18 strikeouts and nine walks over his first 21 innings.
At the plate, Galbraith hit .245 with nine runs scored, three doubles, and six RBI.
Galbraith joins McDonald County’s Jamie Hanke and Tyler Sellers as Daily News coverage area players to join the Roughriders, who come off a historic 54-14 season in which they finished sixth at the JUCO World Series. One of Crowder’s two losses came against national champion Chipola.
Also, Galbraith joins Neosho classmates Colton Marion, Marcus Crawford, and Austin Wren in continuing their baseball careers at the collegiate level, with all four players choosing different schools — Marion at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Crawford at Independence (Kansas), and Wren at North Central. Fortunately, all three schools play Crowder and that could mean at least three reunions for possibly the next two years on the diamond.
During their senior years, Galbraith and Hanke met up early in the regular season during one of the best pitchers’ duels seen all season.
Hanke allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits over six innings and he struck out seven and walked five.
Galbraith clearly got the better of Hanke on that day, as he allowed one run (earned) on two hits over the full seven and his command was sharp with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Galbraith threw 99 pitches (65 strikes, 34 balls), while Hanke fired 104 (63 strikes, 41 balls).
Neosho prevailed 2-1 over their longtime rival, with the teams scoring all three runs in the third.
Galbraith pitched a strong six innings in the season-ending 4-3 loss to Webb City at districts. In some ways, he pitched better than Webb City starter Terrell Lane. Galbraith surrendered four runs — all in the first two innings — on six hits and his scoreless work over four straight innings from the third through the sixth gave the Wildcats a chance at the plate for the win.
Neosho plated three runs in the fourth, but could get no closer than one agonizing run.
Galbraith pitched to contact with just a single strikeout … however, Galbraith started out with 18 strikes on the first pitch.
Meanwhile, Crowder put together arguably its best-ever season, winning region and district titles to earn a spot in the JUCO World Series.
For the third year in a row, three players associated with Crowder baseball were selected in the MLB Draft: former Neosho High standout Trey Turner in the 10th round by the Washington Nationals, Aaron Ashby in the 25th round by the Texas Rangers, and Kyle Wilson in the 35th round by the New York Mets. Turner and Wilson both signed with their respective organizations.