Former Plainsman Maddux Mayberry has opted to join NOC Enid this fall to focus exclusively on his baseball career, after committing to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
Mayberry even went so far as to attend NEO football training and team meetings for several days before deciding that baseball was the best thing for his future.
The right-handed pitcher 5-11 was an all-district honorable mention as a wide receiver for the Plainsmen in 2020. Mayberry said that the success he had on the mound this summer with the Majors made him think about his decision to try to play both football and baseball with Norsemen next season.
“It was pretty simple, I just had a pretty good summer playing baseball, and I decided it would be better if I played ball all year round,” said Mayberry.
Although he liked the other players, coaches and facilities, Mayberry finally said that the best thing for his future would be to play baseball. Mayberry said he liked the idea of being able to continue playing at the David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
“It’s just a cool place to play, especially for a JUCO to have the World Series here in your hometown,” he said.
Mayberry will join several of its teammates at Majors this autumn. He joins signed Nate Herchock from Marlow and his former high school teammate Kade Goeke. Going to school in his hometown also means that he has had the chance to get to know his future coach, Scott Mansfield, who was an important reason why Mayberry chose the Jets.
“It was really just a plan of God,” he said of the decision.
The Mayberry and Majors are on their way to the Connie Mack World Series, which begins on Friday, in Farmington, NMJuly 23.