Jordan heading to Ohio Northwest for baseball

  • Andrew Jordan
    Andrew Jordan

    Pendleton County Wildcat senior Andrew Jordan has committed the University of Northwestern Ohio to continue his baseball career. UNOH is located in Lima, Oh. and competes in the NAIA. Jordan is the younger brother of Wildcat baseball alumnus D.J. Jordan.
    Jordan, an outfielder and a relief pitcher, will look to add positional flexibility to the Racers clubhouse. For the Wildcats, Jordan plays all three positions in the outfield which provides his team with much needed depth.
    “ONOH has the degree I wanted and the area where it’s at felt like the area I would fit in best at,” said Jordan. “My drive and competitiveness on and off the field are what I feel I’ll add to the team.”
    Unfortunately for Jordan, he wasn’t able to take advantage of a strong 2020 season because there was no 2020 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Kentucky had a tough choice on its hands. In April of 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended to the KHSAA to cancel all spring sports for that season. The KHSAA acquiesced. Athletes working hard to be recruited by prospective colleges were out of luck. With obstacles to overcome, Jordan took his recruitment into his own hands like so many other athletes.
    “I was able to talk to them on the phone. I sent videos of me playing and was able to earn a scholarship,” explained Jordan. “One of the things I enjoyed most about UNOH was I the ability to sit down and talk to the coaches face-to-face.”
    The 2021 season is on. The Wildcats are scheduled to begin playing baseball games in late March. Jordan will look to be a valuable relief arm in the bullpen for Head Coach Collin Duffie. In the field, his defensive versatility will give him many shots in the outfield. Jordan also looks to add much needed senior leadership to a clubhouse that missed a season of competitive action.