Batavia’s Bill McPartland will become a Muskingum College Muskie

August 13th, 2009    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Bill McPartland, Batavia High School senior, has committed to continuing his education and baseball career at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.

McPartland will major in criminal justice.

“I really like the school and the people. It’s a good fit,” said the stellar Bulldog pitcher.

Bill McPartland signs his letter-of-intent flanked by his parents Bill and Charlene McPartland. Standing are grandparents Ava and Jim Purkhiser and Batavia varsity baseball coach Brian Lyons.
He lettered four seasons on the diamond and was a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division all-star.

He was also a conference academic all-star. He also lettered three years in football and played basketball.

His superb career in baseball earned him a trip to Florida where he won two games as a pitcher for Team Ohio.

This year he was one of the top winners on the mound in Greater Cincinnati prep circles.

Out of uniform he was a member of the staff of "The Batavian," the high school yearbook.

Outside of school activities he likes to fish, ride four-wheelers, work on his car, and play more baseball.

The baseball game against Taylor his junior year stands out as a highlight of his athletic career.

"I threw a one-hitter, almost a perfect game, against them. I struck out 12."

The son of Bill and Charlene McPartland is appreciative of several people who have been major positives in his life.

"I wouldn't be as far as I am without my dad and all he's done for me," he said. "My grandparents, Bill and Angela McPartland, have always been proud of me. . . The team really appreciates (Batavia head baseball) coach (Brian) Lyons for all the time he has put in with the team to make it better and to make us better...I appreciate the Champion Academy and all they've done for me. They got me on real good teams and in tournaments."

"We really like the school and the community, the whole atmosphere. It's a good fit for him," said Bill's dad.
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