Texico’s Vaughan signs with Howard

CNJ staff

TEXICO — Aaron Vaughan, a 2006 Texico High School graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Howard College, a junior college program in Big Spring, Texas.

Vaughan played baseball, football and basketball and competed in track at Texico. He helped the Wolverines win the Class 1A state baseball championship in 2005 and earn a runnerup finish in 2006.

Vaughan, who said he plans to major in business in college, had drawn interest from Division II schools Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M, as well as Western Texas College and Clarendon on the juco level.

He split time between pitcher, catcher and shortstop for the Wolverines, but said he’ll probably play third base or left field for the Hawks, who went 38-22 in 2006.

“I figured playing juco baseball would help me a lot, because they (also) play a fall schedule,” said Vaughan, who leaves for Big Spring on Aug. 19. “I’m ready to go. I’m anxious to get out there.”