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LOCAL BASEBALL - Tigers ink college deals

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Watertown's Cameron Jennings, parents Karen & Phil along with E.J. Wood and Woody Hunt.
Watertown's Robert Caruthers along with his mom Jennifer and WHS coach E.J. Wood.

Jennings to CU, Caruthers to WSCC --
Two Watertown High baseball products will be playing at the college level this fall after signing scholarship papers last week.

Outfielder Cameron Jennings inked with Lebanon's Cumberland University Thursday, June 9 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center while corner infielder Robert Caruthers signed with Walters State Community College Friday, June 10 at WHS.

The son of Phil and Karen Jennings, Cameron had first planned to attend Tennessee Tech University this fall as an invited walk-on with the football program.

However, his love of baseball and the opportunity to play for Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt kept him closer to home. Jennings batted .436 as a senior outfielder had 25 RBI and was voted All-District 8-A in addition to being named team Most Valuable Player.

He was selected to play in the MidTN Senior All-Star game and was named MVP of the Class A-AA game thanks to a three-run double.

Caruthers was a two-time all-district selection and made the 8-A all-tournament team as a junior and a senior. He hit .434 as a senior with three homers, 19 RBI and drew 23 walks. His junior year Caruthers hit .384 with two homers and 16 runs batted in.

The son of Robert and Jennifer Caruthers, he too was selected to play in the MidTN Senior All-Star Game.

Jennings and Caruthers helped lead the Purple Tigers to a record of 13-17, a runner-up finish in the District 8-A tournament and a berth in the Region 4-A tournament.

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