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Antle signs with JeffCo


                                                                                                                                                Photo by Shari Harris
Gideon Antle is surrounded by his family and coaches. Seated from left is his mother, Amy Antle, Gideon Antle, and his father and head coach Harv Antle. Standing from left are Asst. Coach Cole Roark, brother Silas Antle, brother and teammate Malachi Antle and Athletic Director Allison Lewis.
By Coach Harv Antle

LICKING, Mo. – Gideon Antle of Licking High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball next year at Jefferson College (JeffCo) in Hillsboro, Mo.
Antle will join a strong Jefferson Vikings program that continues to be a powerhouse in junior college baseball each year. The Vikings have appeared four times at the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. and have collected seven Region XVI Championships. Antle will look to make an immediate impact in the outfield and in the lineup for JeffCo.
Over the summer, Antle was a member of Team Missouri in the prestigious Junior Sunbelt Tournament in Oklahoma where teams from Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Canada competed. Antle helped lead Missouri to a second place finish with a 9-1 record and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
He also spent a week with the Kansas City Royals Scout Team in Dallas. The Royals won the 5-Tool Tournament contest at Dallas Baptist and TCU. Antle hit .375 for the week with an OPS over 1,000 and made a leaping catch against the wall for the final out in the last inning to win the championship for the Royals.
At the 2019 Perfect Game Central Prospect Showcase, Antle was named to the Showcase Top Prospect Team. He received a Perfect Game grade of 9 as a potential top 10 round draft pick and/or highest level college prospect.
Antle is the reigning Frisco League MVP, a three-time first teamer at the conference level and district level. He also is a two-time First Team All-State selection in Class 3.
This fall Licking compiled an 18-6 record with Antle as the offensive catalyst. The senior hit .616 with 45 hits, 26 of which went for extra bases. His totals included 13 home runs, five triples, eight doubles, and 55 RBIs with 41 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.

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