Green Ridge High School sophomore Conner Dillon came very close to writing himself into the Missouri State High School Baseball Record books last spring.
“It was almost my first high school home run,” said the 16-year old Dillon of his high school athletic highlight. “We were playing down at Leeton. It was my first time at bat in high school and the first pitch. I hit the ball to left and it came up about five feet short.”
Dillon plays soccer, basketball and baseball at Green Ridge. In his junior high and freshman football season he played at Cole Camp while Cole Camp and Green Ridge were co-oped. However, the Bluebirds went back down to Class 1 this year and no longer co-ops with Green Ridge.
Dillon is a good student as well. He has a 3.16 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, will take the ACT either this school year or his junior year. He is ranked 16th academically out of 40 students in his sophomore class.
Even though college is still close to three years away for Dillon, he wants to go to the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in education with an emphasis in coaching. He wants to play baseball in college.
“Baseball is my favorite sport,” he said. ” I have played it for so long and it’s the sport I enjoy,” said Dillon, who has played baseball since he was in the third grade.
Besides the three sports teams at Green Ridge, Dillon is the Historian of the FBLA, is a member of the FFA and plays the alto saxophone in the Green Ridge Tiger band.
His hobbies include motocross racing on motorcycles, a sport he has participated in for five years; playing XBox computer games and spending time with his friends and family.
Dillon has one younger sister, Kylee, 12 and a seventh grader at Green Ridge; and two older sisters, Ragin, 18 and a senior at Green Ridge and Ashley, 27, Sedalia.
Dillon is the son of Gale and Randy Dillon, Sedalia.