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WBC Signs Duvall and Neal

6/1/2011

 
Neal & Duvall Signing.  (Seated, left to right) Devante's mother, Sherry Murphy; Devante Neal; Matt Duvall; Leah Duvall, Matt's mother. (Standing, left to right) Bobby Murphy, Devante's father; Ikeshia Murphy, Devante's sister; David Black, Newport American Legion Coach; Mark Hindsley, Newport High School Coach; Williams Baptist Coach Frank Lee; Michael Long, Newport American Legion Coach; Jacob Duvall, Matt's brother; Ken Duvall, Matt's father.
A pair of standout baseball players from Newport will continue playing together in college. Devante Neal and Matt Duvall signed their commitments on May 20 to play for Williams Baptist College.

Duvall, the son of Ken and Leah Duvall, is a four-year starter and three-time All-Conference selection at Newport High School, having started every game at NHS during his four years there. He is a member of the Newport American Legion baseball program, participated in the Area Code Games tryouts in 2010 and traveled to Puerto Rico in 2009 with Coast-To-Coast Athletics as part of their international baseball travels.

Neal, the son of Sherry and Bobby Murphy, is a three-year starter and two-time All-Conference selection at Newport High School. He is a member of the Newport American Legion baseball program and participated in the Area Code Games tryouts in 2010.

Williams is a 4-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge. The Eagles compete in the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA.

(Seated, left to right) Devante's mother, Sherry Murphy; Devante Neal; Matt Duvall; Leah Duvall, Matt's mother. (Standing, left to right) Bobby Murphy, Devante's father; Ikeshia Murphy, Devante's sister; David Black, Newport American Legion Coach; Mark Hindsley, Newport High School Coach; Williams Baptist Coach Frank Lee; Michael Long, Newport American Legion Coach; Jacob Duvall, Matt's brother; Ken Duvall, Matt's father.

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