EDMOND, Okla. (July 1, 2014) – Josh Garbrecht, who helped Edmond North High School reach the Class 6A tournament this past spring, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Tuesday.
Garbrecht, a 6-foot, 180-pound shortstop, hit .296 with three home runs and 29 RBIs for a North squad that finished 23-15 this season. He was particularly impressive with runners in scoring position, hitting a hearty .480 in 50 opportunities.
Garbrecht also started for North as a junior, when the Huskies also made the state tournament, and saw considerable playing time as a sophomore during North’s run to the 2012 Class 6A state title.
He will join an OC signing class that also includes Ryan Ward of North Richland Hills, Texas; Ben McKenzie of Dallas, a transfer from Frank Phillips College (Texas); Jordan Jones of Henderson, Colo.; and Carson James of Oklahoma City.
That group will join an OC program that’s on the rise as the university goes through the NCAA Division II membership process. The Eagles have won the last two National Christian College Athletic Association Central Region titles, qualifying for the NCCAA World Series both years for the program’s first national-tournament appearances since 1972.
Last season, OC finished 38-17-1, setting a program record for wins in a season. The Eagles were third in the final regular-season standings in the Division II Heartland Conference and finished the regular season sixth in the Division II South Central Region rankings – good enough to qualify for them for the Division II postseason, had they been eligible.