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BANG! 2019 catcher Hank Bard commits to UK Baseball


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BANG! Welcome to the Family!


Kentucky Baseball continues to real in some of the top talents in High School baseball and this staff is zoning in on all areas of the map. On Wednesday evening, Hank Bard, a catcher for the 2019 class, announced his commitment to the Wildcats via his Twitter account.


Bard attends Legends High School in his hometown of Parker, (CO). He plays summer and fall league baseball with Team Colorado/Yard Dawgs. Bard stands 6-2, weighing 170lbs. His primary position is catcher, but second base is listed as a secondary position.


In late May, he competed in the 2017 Rocky Mountain Showcase, where he was named to the Top Prospect Team. Scouts describe him as having a large lean frame, with an athletic build. During the showcase, Bard was clocked running a 7.35-second sixty-yard dash and his throws to the bag topped out at 78 miles per hour.


Limited statistics were available, but listed them for nine games, where Bard posted a .400 batting average through 25 at bats. Bard hit safely 10 times in those 25 at bats, including 1 (HR), 4 (doubles), 6 (RBI), and a .500 (OBP).


Bard chose the Wildcats over the likes of California, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Washington. The Wildcats are picking up commitments from all over the country; a testament to how hard this coaching staff is recruiting. Bard will look to continue to improve his game over his final two high school seasons, before joining the Wildcats in the fall of 2019.

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Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University, where he earned a degree in elementary education. He currently resides in Middlesboro, Kentucky and is a credentialed media member at the University of Kentucky. Smith founded and published Go Big Blue Country in November 2016. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gbbcountry or reach him via email at

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