Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Jacob Cates signs to play baseball with GVU

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Jacob Cates last week signed his letter of intent to play baseball next year at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Cates was recruited by GVU and will be a catcher on the baseball team. He was contacted by multiple colleges for catching and pitching, but ultimately committed to play for the Vikings due to their ongoing success in their athletic and academic programs.

Cates has been catching and pitching for H-M-S at the varsity level since his freshman year and has received multiple awards, including three times All War Eagle Conference, two times First Team and...