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Hizer To Play For OVU

By Staff | May 3, 2017

Photo by Bruce Crawford Paden City Wildcats’ Hayden Hizer, center, signs a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Ohio Valley University. Watching him sign his letter of intent, from left, are his mother Kim and his father Bobby Hizer. Standing are, his sister Kayla, PCHS Assistant Coach Fred King, Principal Jason Salva, Head Coach Brent Croasmun and brother Brandon.

Paden City’s Hayden Hizer signed to continue his baseball career with Ohio Valley University on Tuesday, April 25.

Hizer has been an All-Around athlete for the Paden City Wildcats since his freshman year when he started and lettered in football, basketball and baseball, with the latter being his game of choice.

On Tuesday, flanked by his parents, siblings, coaches and school principal, he put the ink to the deal. Hayden said he chose OVU because of the great coaching staff, the amazing baseball facilities, and because they are a young and coming team.

“The coaching staff made me feel very welcome and wanted. They also made me feel like I was at home,” he added.

Hizer said he wanted to thank his high school coach Brent Croasmun for all of his support and helping him develop his ability to play four years at Paden City. He also thanked his summer coach, Ryan Herb, for helping him get college ready.

“I thank my parents especially for their love and support for me throughout my entire life,” stated Hizer.

Hayden has received numerous awards in all three sports during his high school years, too many to mention, although the most important one may be All-Academic OVAC team four years.

He will be majoring in Physical Therapy while at OVU.

As a youth growing up in Paden City, Hayden spent his years improving his skills on the local fields. He later caught the attention of coaches outside the area and soon was playing for traveling teams in the summer such as the Panhandle Pirates of Wheeling, St. Mary’s Legion, the Pittsburgh Outlaws and his current summer team. He also had the privilege of playing in the Cooperstown Dreams Park at age 12 with the Panhandle Pirates

OVU hit the jackpot with this young man and we here at the Tyler Star News and the Wetzel Chronicle wish him the best.