2020 ended on a high note for Ethan Murdoch as he found a baseball home on Tuesday. The Swift Current native will be headed to the Cornhusker State next year after committing to McCook Community College Indian Baseball.
MCC plays in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference of the NJCAA.
Murdoch was named the Saskatchewan Premier 18U AAA Baseball League South Division Top Hitter this summer. He finished second in the 13-team league with a .457 average as the Swift Current 57’s finished with a 5-8 record.
Murdoch was also second in the league with a 1.363 OPS and a .743 slugging percentage. He finished the season with 16 hits, 21 runs scored, and eight runs batted in. Almost half of his hits were for extra bases with five doubles, one triple and one home run. He worked his way to 14 walks and only struck out six times in 13 games. The second-year catcher also finished 12-for-12 on stolen base attempts.
Murdoch represented Saskatchewan at the 2019 Canada Cup in Regina and the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current.