Life-long teammates head to Missouri Southern to play baseball

Treghan Parker and Cole Gayman sign to Missouri Southern baseball

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Treghan Parker and Cole Gayman have been teammates for more than a decade.

“We’ve been growing up, playing together and we have always had a great bond and been best friends,” says Parker. “And so getting to play college baseball is something we’re really looking forward to and thankful for.”

The two talked about sticking together beyond high school. And now it’s a reality as Parker and Gayman signed letters of intent to play baseball for Missouri Southern.

“We went to a camp our sophomore year and we were like this would be awesome if we could do this and pull this off and to finally sign and do it is awesome,” adds Parker.

“I mean, it’s going to be great. Just cause we known each other we’re going to have that chemistry on the diamond together,” says Gayman.

Parker will be playing infield for the Lions, while Gayman will be pitching.

“Webb City baseball has a really rich tradition,” says Cardinals head baseball coach, Flave Darnell. “They got a lot of good players and a lot of good players that have played college baseball. And it’s just great to see these guys be able to do that. It’s an added bonus, I guess, they’re local and playing for my brother.”

The COVID-19 pandemic cost these two their junior year, but this spring they have some unfinished business to take care of.

“We were ready to do big things after our sophomore years and for it to be taken away from us was devastating and this year we’re going to work harder than ever and show what we could have done last year,” says Parker.

“We’re going to make this senior season the best possible and hopefully make the next four years even better,” adds Gayman.