Two Panthers sign letters of intent for D-1 baseball

Two Panthers sign letters of intent for D-1 baseball

On Nov. 13, Smiths Station High School’s Carson Swilling and Hunter Donaldson both signed letters of intent to play baseball at the next level at schools in the state of Alabama.

Swilling, senior right-handed pitcher and outfielder, is staying close to home and sign with Auburn University. 

“Just going there (Auburn University) on the first day, I really felt welcomed and to be a top program like they are is something I’ve always worked for” said Swilling.

Swilling was one of the forty high school players selected to participate in the first-ever MLB High School All-Star Game back in July of this year in Cleveland, Ohio. He pitched a scoreless inning for the National League team.

Donaldson, senior short shop, is traveling to Mobile to play for the University of South Alabama.

“I went up on the visit and everything felt like home. I’m ready to get there and get to work,” Donaldson said. “It means a lot coming from a family that grew up playing baseball and being one of the first ever to go to Division 1 to play.”