BlueJay alum taking on Division I baseball

Guthrie alum Josh Chappell is off to a good start for the University of Louisiana Monroe. The Warhawks play in the Sun Belt Conference and are currently 7-9 on the season.

Josh Chappell continues to make strides in Division I baseball. The former BlueJay is among the tops in teams stats.

Chappell, a 2005 Guthrie graduate and key contributor to the Jays 2002 state football championship, is batting .294 on the young season. He has started 14 of 15 games and is among the team leaders in batting, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, runs batted in, home runs, total bases, and stolen bases.

The Warhawk senior has 15 hits in 51 at bats with two of those going over the wall for home runs.

After leaving Guthrie, Chappell attend Seminole State and was named an Academic All-American following his sophomore after hitting .271 with seven doubles, one triple, four home runs and 30 RBIs on his way of helping guide Trojans to the regional championship game and to the regular season conference championship in 2007.

In his first season at Louisiana Monroe, he batted .305 while playing first base and designated hitter. Chappell hit in seven of his final 12 games and in his first Sun Belt game went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored against Western Kentucky.

Chappell, who is one of four Oklahoma players on the roster, and the Warhaks began the season with an eye opening win over Ole Miss.

Chappell’s younger brother Jaden currently plays on the Jays baseball team along with cousin’s Corbin Crockett and Landry Chappell. Josh’s uncle Jon is the head coach for Guthrie.


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