Jackson Rodgers ALTON - The Alton River Dragons have announced that Jackson Rodgers, a Father McGivney Catholic pitching standout in 2023, and now a promising right-hander with Western Illinois University has signed with the team.

"This is exciting news for local baseball fans," the River Dragons said in the release.

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Rodgers is a 6-foot-3 pitcher who hails from Glen Carbon and the River Dragons said: "Jackson is set to make waves on the field."

Rodgers was 7-1 for Father McGivney on the mound in 2023.

He had a .368 career batting average in 2023 with 124 hits and 107 RBIs for the Griffins, so he is equally strong at the plate.

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