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Stuckey signs on with Frontier League team

Friday, June 20, 2003

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Denver Stuckey
BENTON -- Former Kelly High School and Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Denver Stuckey signed a contract to play for the Evansville Otters in Evansville, Ind., on Tuesday.

The Otters play in the independent Frontier League along with teams from all over the Midwest. They are currently in third place in the East Division with a 15-8 record. In two games with the team, Stuckey is batting .167.

At Southeast, Stuckey was rated as one of the best defensive third basemen in the Ohio Valley Conference by Baseball America.

This season at SEMO he batted .338 with six home runs, three triples and 17 doubles. His slugging percentage was .528 and 16 stolen bases.

In high school, Stuckey was an all-state short stop and an honorable mention All-American. He had a career average of .395 and was 15-6 as a pitcher with a 2.52 ERA and 165 strikeouts.

He is the son of Dale and Rita Stuckey of Benton.