Tim Cooper has been a member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports department since October 1988 and began reporting on high school sports full time in 1993. Cooper, a native of Malvern, attended Henderson State University and worked three years as a sports writer at the Paris News in Paris, Texas, from 1985 to 1988.
Greenbrier pitcher signs with Razorbacks
Greenbrier pitcher Hunter Milligan signs a commitment letter play baseball next year for the Arkansas Razorbacks during an athletic signing day ceremony for 6 student athletes at Greenbrier High School on Wednesday. Milligan is a highly-rated left-handed pitcher who at one point was the No. 7 prospect in the country.
Greenbrier senior Hunter Milligan has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball with the University of Arkansas.
The 6-4 left-handed pitcher compiled a 4-2 record and a 1.20 earned run average for the Panthers as a junior last season. He struck out 80 batters in 53 innings.
Milligan verbally committed to Mississippi State prior to his junior season, but switched his commitment to Arkansas earlier this year after the Razorbacks hired Wes Johnson as pitching coach. Johnson previously held the same role at Mississippi State.
Milligan is rated the No. 2 prospect in Arkansas in the class of 2017, according to PrepBaseballReport.com. The Razorbacks have also signed the state's top prospect, shortstop Casey Martin of Lonoke.
Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.
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