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Owen Parsons signs baseball letter of intent with Tacoma Community College

Infielder received Class 4A all-state honorable mention last spring

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Owen Parsons has signed a letter of intent to play second base at Tacoma Community College.Scappoose senior Owen Parsons signed a letter of intent to play second base at Tacoma Community College on Wednesday at Scappoose High.

“I’m very excited, and I get to play the sport I love for two years,” Parsons said.

Parsons, who started tee ball at five years of age, received Class 4A all-state honorable mention last season as he batted .362 for two home runs, 34 runs, 15 singles, 10 doubles and two triples.

The Indians won their first state championship in five years and their fourth in school history.

Parsons was also a first-team all-state defensive back in football as he made 81 tackles, three interceptions, half a sack and forced and recovered a fumble.

The Indians reached their first state championship game since 2002 and their sixth in school history.

Parsons tried out for Baseball Northwest, a showcase tournament in Centralia, Wash., and caught the attention of Tacoma Community College coach Ryan Mummert.

"There are a lot of things we liked about him: A left-handed bat, he's physical, and ability to grow," Mummert said. "He's by far not a finished product, which we want to help him become. We feel he can come in and play right away."

Parsons will play this spring season with the Indians before starting his career with the Titans, who finished third in the Northwest Athletic Conference last year.

“For that program to come after him speaks to what his skill set is,” Scappoose baseball coach and athletic director Robert Medley said. “His work ethic is unsurpassed, and I’m looking forward to getting to coach him for one more year. He’s one of the most polite, respectful kids we’ve ever had, and he’s the kind of kid you want to coach.”

Parsons plans to pursue engineering.