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BASEBALL: Kemp orally commits to McNeese State

Conner Kemp announced on Twitter Friday his intent to sign with McNeese State for baseball.

The left-hander went 8-5 on the season with one save and had a 1.64 ERA through the first three playoff rounds. He was the Bulldogs’ ace, often used for Game 1 of each playoff series.

Kemp finished a season in which he helped Nederland to its furthest playoff run since 2009. The Bulldogs, who finished second in District 21-5A, made it to the semifinal round of the 5A Region III playoffs against Magnolia West in May.

Kemp’s brother Chase will be a junior on Lamar’s baseball team next season.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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