Former professional baseball player Jim Baxter has been named junior varsity coach at Siuslaw High School.
"Jim brings a lot of experience to the program," Vikings coach Tom Shinn said. "He played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals organizations."
Baxter, 53, who currently works in the maintenance department for the Siuslaw School District, was drafted in the third round of the 1986 Major League Baseball January Draft-Regular Phase out of Southwestern College of Chula Vista, Calif.
Baxter, a catcher, played six seasons in the minors, collecting 198 hits, 12 home runs, 81 RBIs and batting .228 in 309 games.
Baxter was an assistant coach at Eagle Point High School from 2000-04 and served on the American Legion team staff.
Vikings pitchers and catchers report Feb. 17, with full team workouts starting March 2, Shinn said.
Siuslaw travels to Sutherlin for a doubleheader on March 17 to open the 2020 season.
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Vikings' Yoskar Delamora, Mason Buss and Elijah LaCosse all win individual titles.
Dual leads Siuslaw girls to fourth-place finish in 16-school Nick Lutz Invitational.
Siuslaw next hosts Marist Catholic on Tuesday at Glenn Butler Court.
Siuslaw next hosts Marist Catholic at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Butler Court.