Congratulations to 2014 A&M Consolidated grad Stuart Hennigar on your commitment to play ball next year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor!
Stuart first put on a Twelve uniform at the age of 11 back in 2007. Stuart always showed a live arm but for a period of about a year prior to the summer after his junior year of high school, Stuart experienced quite a bit of pain in his throwing elbow. The doctors tried several options as Stuart continued to pitch off an on with pain. Finally, at the beginning of the summer after his junior year (the beginning of a major recruiting time period for high school players) it was discovered that Stuart's UCL had calcified and that he need the dreaded Tommy John surgery. While many young men may have been devastated and derailed by this news, Stuart worked his way back and was pitching for A&M Consolidated this past spring. Still less than one year removed from major elbow surgery, Stuart showed enough on the mound early this summer to get the attention of several college coaches. Yesterday he pulled the trigger and decided on Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Congrats to Stuart, Scott, Sheila, and Tara! Very proud of the young man that Stuart has become.