Smith-Cotton High School senior Lincoln Burt has accepted an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal.

Burt, the son of Tonya and Andy Burt, is a three-time baseball letterman who also has earned two academic letters during his Smith-Cotton career. A member of National Honor Society, Burt earned All-District Second Team recognition last season as well as Academic All-State status. For his Tigers career, he has a .294 batting average with 25 RBI and an on-base percentage of .371.

S-C Baseball Head Coach Kyle Zimmerman said: “Lincoln Burt is a tremendous player on and off the field. He has been one of our leaders for the past couple of years. His work ethic and determination are top notch. I am excited for this opportunity he has and I look forward to following his career."

Hannibal-LaGrange Baseball Head Coach Ben Strother said his Trojans program is getting more than a solid baseball player.

“We know he is a smart young man and dedicated to baseball, but also has a really big heart for the game and for his teammates,” Strother said.

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Lincoln Burt has accepted an athletic scholarship to play baseball at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal. Seated with him are his parents, Tonya and Andy Burt; back, from left: S-C Principal Wade Norton, Hannibal-LaGrange Baseball Head Coach Ben Strother, S-C baseball assistant coach Josh Dawson, S-C baseball assistant coach Alex Lang, brother Leyton Burt, S-C baseball head coach Kyle Zimmerman, and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.