A former Fort McMurray Giant is signing a professional contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Max Hewitt, who played baseball during the offseason in Fort McMurray back in 2017 and 2019, was officially offered a contract earlier this week.
He played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys for the past four years.
In 2021, he posted a .281 batting average while collecting four home runs and 44 RBI’s (runs batted in).
Hewitt tells Mix News there were some nerves about whether he would be able to go professional following his collegiate career.
“The draft goes by, days go by, I talked to some scouts and people but you start to wonder is there an opportunity there.”
While working out, Hewitt got the news from the very person who brought him to Oklahoma State.
So grateful https://t.co/0vVfvFhevw
— Max Hewitt (@maxhewitt15) July 20, 2021
During the interview, Hewitt reminisced about his time in Fort McMurray.
Shell Place was what attracted him to the community, however, he says it wasn’t long before he truly started to love the area.
“We just had a ton of fun and I think it was the people there that made it so special.”
Hanging out with former teammates, spending time at MacDonald Island, and playing in front of Giants’ fans were some of his favourite memories.
Hewitt says he also greatly appreciated everything his host family did for him.
“We’ve kept in touch throughout my entire career, they’re great people who took great care of me.”
He joins former Giants teammate Alex Nolan who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2019.