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Six Athletes Sign to Compete at the Next Level

The SBS community turned out to celebrate six student athletes signing national letters of intent to play college athletics.

It was a great day for Second Baptist School Athletics and a memorable one for six senior athletes and their families. Set up in the E Gym, the stands filled with family members, friends, teammates, teachers and coaches who poured into the lives of these students and have shown their continuous support. 

Director of Athletics Mike Walker welcomed the audience and athletes to Signing Day. “We are so proud of you,” he said to the athletes, “We know that you will take your leadership, your experience and your work ethic to your respective universities and be a light for Christ. God has given you a gift, not only the light of talent, but of opportunity. Our prayer is to see you shine brightly for God.” With sincerity, he thanked the many individuals in the audience who sacrificed and partnered with these students to get them where they are today. Finally, Coach Walker emphasized, “Well done all of you; thank you for all your hard work. You are always welcome back at SBS. Always an Eagle.”

VYPE Media covered SBS Signing Day.

Second Baptist School Signs Six Athletes To Compete At The Next Level

By Matt Malatesta for VYPE Houston 

It was a celebration of hard work and sacrifice Wednesday [November 9, 2022] as six Second Baptist School athletes signed their National Letters of Intent.

Three members of the 2022 TAPPS Division II State Championship baseball team made commitments. Luke Pettitte ‘23 signed with Dallas Baptist University; Ty Baker ‘23 will head to Texas A&M and Grayson Willey ‘23 pledged to the University of St. Thomas.

“This has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid, and my father had the same dream when he was my age,” Pettitte said. “My brother played at Dallas Baptist University when they went to a Super Regional and I spent a lot of time there. I just fell in love with the school. It’s a great program, and it feels like family.”

Baker is a national recruit and will head to College Station. “I hope I can make the Aggie fans proud like I think I have done at Second Baptist,” Baker said. “The Aggies are in my home state and in the best conference (SEC) in the nation. We are going back to Omaha.”

Emily Rogers ‘23, a gifted student athlete who is an all-state softball player and happens to own the school record in the 100m track event for SBS, will take her bat and glove to Colorado School of Mines to play softball.

CJ Hobbs ‘23, who owns three SBS distance running records, will run long distance for Dallas Baptist's cross country and track and field programs. “To realize my dream of running at the collegiate level is amazing,” Hobbs said. “It’s a great way to wrap up my high school career. The DBU program had a strong sense of camaraderie, and I feel like the coaches are going to help me continue to progress in my career.”

Zeke Bullington ‘23, a veteran guard on the #1 ranked (5A, TAPPS) varsity basketball team at SBS, will play basketball for St. Edward’s University.


Congratulations athletes, and GO EAGLES!

Ty Baker ‘23 - Texas A&M University (Baseball) 

Zeke Bullington ‘23 - St. Edward's University (Basketball) 

CJ Hobbs ‘23 - Dallas Baptist University (Cross Country) 

Luke Pettitte ‘23 - Dallas Baptist University (Baseball) 

Emily Rogers ‘23 - Colorado School of Mines (Softball)

Grayson Willey ‘23 - University of St. Thomas (Baseball)