The Rockford Rivets have added a pair of players from Missouri State to the team for the upcoming summer league. Jordan Hovey and Hunter Steinmetz were the first players to sign with the Rivets
“In the fall, coach (Keith) Guttin had nothing but great things to say about his freshman class. Everyone likes to build their team from the middle, out and that’s exactly what we did,” Rivets manager Brian Smith said.
Hovey is a freshman infielder from Edwardsville High School in Illinois and is planning to major in psychology. He is currently batting .300 after appearing in nine games.
“Jordan was a Louisville Slugger High School All American in 2015 at shortstop,” Smith said. “Being a left-handed hitter, Jordan brings a lot of flexibility
to our lineup. He can run, hit for power and pick it defensively. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jordan saw action at all four infield positions this summer.”
Steinmetz is a freshman outfielder from Parkview High School in Missouri and is planning to major in chemistry. Steinmetz holds Parkview’s all-time stolen bases record and through 19 games leads the Missouri Valley Conference in stolen bases with eight, and is third in hitting at .408.