Stoner commits to Quincy
by Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]
During the course of the past month, Corydon Central High School saw a number of student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent. One of those signees includes baseball standout Jadon Stoner.
Stoner, a left-handed hitting outfielder, signed his letter of intent Nov. 18 to play baseball at Quincy University.
After playing his freshman year in 2019 at Floyd Central and the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the 2020 season, Stoner, the son of Chris and Autumn Stoner, transferred to Corydon Central prior to the 2021 campaign.
Stoner only saw six games of action for the Panthers in 2021 due to injuries. According to Prep Baseball Report, Stoner, who plays travel ball for Indiana Nitro Gold, has an average exit velocity of 92.4 MPH off the bat and a max exit velo of 99.3 in 2021. On the mound, the right-handed pitching Stoner averages 81.5 MPH on his fastball, topping out at 84 MPH. His pitching repertoire also includes a curveball and changeup.
Including Quincy, seven programs inquired about adding Stoner to their rosters. Ultimately, Stoner chose to sign with the Hawks in part due to the town of Quincy, Ill., being similar to his hometown of Georgetown.
“I decided to commit to Quincy because I was impressed by the coaches and facilities and the city of Quincy reminded me of my own hometown,” Stoner said.
The Hawks finished the 2021 season 29-15 and finished second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Green Division with a 24-10 record in conference play. Their season ended in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional with a loss to Davenport University 22-13.