OBJ Alum, Hewitt signs with LA Dodgers
With the 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft having come-and-gone, OBJ Alumni and current Oklahoma State Cowboys C/IF Max Hewitt (Midhurst, ON) was left to wonder if he had played his last truly meaningful baseball game. That was before he received the news this past week that he was going to be offered a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hewitt graduated the Ontario Blue Jays in 2016, accepting a scholarship to attend Connors State College in Warner, OK. That Fall, the Midhurst Native, headed to the plains of Oklahoma to continue pursuing his baseball and academic career for NJCAA Hall of Fame Inductee, Perry Keith. During his Freshman Season, Hewitt lead the Cowboys offensively, collecting 103 Hits with 19 Doubles, 3 Home Runs all while adding 67 Runs Batted In. Max finished with an impressive .436 Batting Average while leading the Cowboys with 60 Games Played.
Later that Summer, Oklahoma State University came calling with an offer that Max could not refuse and he made the move from small-town to college-town in Stillwater, Oklahoma. At Oklahoma State, Hewitt became the utility man for Coach Holliday, playing Second Base, Shortstop and Catcher throughout his three years. This past year, while completing his Sociology Degree, Max put together his strongest year-to-date at OSU, hitting .281 over 51 Games with 9 Doubles, 2 Triples, 4 Home Runs while driving in 44 RBIs.
Congratulations to Max and the entire Hewitt Family on this incredible accomplishment - Max will undoubtably look great in Dodger Blue!