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Armstrong Signs Baseball Scholarship With SIC

In 2013 as a team PTHS was 27-7 overall and 17-1 in the region and finished as district and region runner-up. Last year, the team was 21-9 and 11-4 in the region.

"Aaron's work ethic is second to none both on and off the field," said PTHS head coach Chris Johnson. "He will be a tremendous asset to Southeastern, and will be sorely missed here at Tilghman."

Armstrong is a multi sport athlete at PTHS. In addition to playing catcher for the baseball team, he played three years of basketball and four years of football. He was varsity captain for the football team his junior and senior years. He was the Paducah Sun Teen of the Week for December 2014.

"We're looking for quality individuals first; we want good students that can come in and be solid athletes. After talking to Coach Johnson, we saw that Aaron fit that bill," said Southeastern Illinois College head baseball coach Jeremy Irlbeck. "We are sophomore heavy with catching so we're going to need some players to come in and compete and we think Aaron can come in and compete at the catching spot and help us build and get better."

"I think SIC will be a great fit for me," Armstrong said. "They have a strong academic program with all the classes I need, and all the credits will transfer wherever I go. It's a two year college, so I hope to get a lot of experience and playing time."

Photo caption (l to r): James Armstrong, SIC baseball head coach Jeremy Irlbeck, Aaron Armstrong, Karen Armstrong, PTHS baseball head coach Chris Johnson, A.J. Armstrong

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