Josh Jackson signs with Norwich for baseball

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Triton

Josh Jackson was seated with his parents, James Jackson and Jamie Bainbridge at Wednesday’s signing ceremony. Standing are his sisters, Kierra Jackson (left) and Jasmine Jackson. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Triton second baseman Josh Jackson signed to play baseball at Norwich University, a private military academy in Northfield, Vermont, in a ceremony in the school media center on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cadets are an NCAA Division III program that competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Frank Pecora is the coach. Norwich was 6-6 when the 2020 season was shut down.

The Cadets saw Jackson when he was playing with his Triton Muddogs travel team and the recruiting process developed from there.

The Muddogs are not affiliated with Triton High School.

Jackson went to Jack Britt as a sophomore before playing an abbreviated schedule at Triton as a junior in 2020.

“If Josh continues to work hard and continues to develop as a ball player, he’s got a very good shot to compete at this next level at the school he’s going to,” said Hawks baseball coach Jake Willis. “The opportunity is there. He’s just going to have to continue the hard work.”

Jackson selected Norwich over programs that included VMI, The Citadel and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Jackson wants to study engineering at Norwich. That was a factor in his college choice.

Before he joins the Cadets, Jackson is looking forward to his senior season with the Hawks.

“Playing at Triton is like playing with a bunch of brothers,” Jackson said.’

Triton shortstop Dalen Thompson has signed to play with Campbell, giving the Hawks a solid combo in the middle infield.

“It’s fun playing with the guys, especially Dalen Thompson, when I get to play with him,” Jackson said.

Jackson is looking to become more well-rounded as a senior at Triton.

“Just focusing on grades, working out at home and develop myself as a person and a player,” he said.

Seated from left are James Jackson, Josh Jackson and Jamie Bainbridge. Standing are Triton principal Ryan McNeill, athletic director Wendy Simmons, Kierra Jackson, Jasmine Jackson and baseball coach Jake Willis.

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