Cordova’s Honeycutt signs with MMI
by Johnathan Bentley
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Cordova’s Cam Honeycutt signed a letter-of-intent with Marion Military Institute last week. Honeycutt will play baseball at the school. Present at the singing were, seated from left, Danielle, Cam, Kelly and Greg Honeycutt, back row, MMI coach Matt Downs, coach Howell, coach Ragsdale, coach Porter, coach Simon and Cordova Principal Ronnie Boggs. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Cordova’s Cam Honeycutt signed a letter-of-intent with Marion Military Institute last week. Honeycutt will play baseball at the school. Present at the singing were, seated from left, Danielle, Cam, Kelly and Greg Honeycutt, back row, MMI coach Matt Downs, coach Howell, coach Ragsdale, coach Porter, coach Simon and Cordova Principal Ronnie Boggs. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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CORDOVA — Cam Honeycutt has been a dual player during his time at Cordova High School.

That’s what Marion Military Institute coach Matt Downs liked about the shortstop-pitcher.

Honeycutt singed a letter-of-intent with the community college, located in Perry County, last week.

“All my life I’ve wanted to play college baseball. It’s been a dream of mine and my dad’s,” said Honeycutt, who has played on the Cordova varsity baseball team since his freshman year.

He is one of two seniors on this year’s squad. Fellow senior Hunter Gilmore signed with Snead State in January.

“I played some baseball in Birmingham with a fall ball team and the coach down there helped me to get down to MMI. I went there and tried out about a month ago. I went back about two weeks ago and toured the campus. That’s where I wanted to go,” said Honeycutt, who his .452 during his junior season with the Blue Devils.

Downs, 29, who is in his first year as head coach, recently wrapped up a major league career. He played for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros from 2009-2012. He spent last year at Triple-A New Orleans.

“We got word on Cam that he was a pretty good shortstop and that he could throw on the mound,” Downs said of Honeycutt. “We look for players that can play different positions because you only get 24 scholarships. A guy that can play two different spots helps you out tremendously.”

Marion Military is coming off a 16-30 last season. The Tigers finished near the bottom of the Alabama Community College Conference standings.

Downs has already signed 14 players for next year’s team.

“We need guys who can step in as freshmen. We need guys that you don’t have to wait to develop. From what we’ve seen, (Honeycutt) is one of those guys. I’m ready to get my guys in there.”

Before heading to Marion Military, Honeycutt still has senior season in front of him at Cordova.

Cordova is coming off a trip to the second round of the playoff last year. The Blue Devils were put out of the postseason by Winfield. “I’m going to do the best I can to help the team. Maybe we can win an area championship and get to Montgomery,” Honeycutt said.