Hoots Sign UIS Infielder O’Conor for 2023 Prospect League Season

The freshman was ranked 16th among infielders for the Illinois state class of 2022 by PBR

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the signing of infielder Michael O’Conor for the 2023 summer season. O’Conor comes to O’Fallon as a freshman from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). 

The 5-foot-11, right-handed infielder attended Notre Dame College Preparatory School in Niles, Illinois, where he  finished with a .423 AVG, .515 OBP, 11 hits, and 14 RBI in his 26 at-bats his senior season. The Des Plaines, Illinois-native finished his high school career with a .350 overall batting average. O’Conor came out of high school ranked 16th among infielders and 76th overall among players for the Illinois state class of 2022 by Prep Baseball Report (PBR). The freshman played for the travel ball team the Illinois Indians and was one of nine high school recruits signed for the UIS 2023 baseball season. O’Conor has played in twelve games for the Prairie Stars, earning a .333 AVG, .861 SLG, and .422 OBP with 12 hits, 18 RBI, and 6 home runs. 

The Hoots 2023 summer and promotional schedule is available now at ofallonhoots.com/schedule. Single game tickets go on sale April 1st. For up-to-the-minute information about the Hoots, visit ofallonhoots.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the O’Fallon Hoots

The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. The Hoots provide fun and affordable things to do in the O’Fallon and St. Charles County areas.  For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.

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