MYANE SIGNS WITH HENDRIX
PRAIRIE GROVE — Baseball includes solo home runs, strikeouts, fielding or throwing errors, or being stranded on base but through highs and lows of the game Silas Myane never feels isolated.
He wears a wristband for every game which declares, “You are never alone,” as a reminder of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV).
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
“I haven’t taken it off in over a year,” Silas said.
Silas’ father Lee Myane is pastor of Prairie Grove United Methodist Church. Asked if being the son of
a pastor comes with a certain set of expectations, Silas is quick to answer.
“I would say so, definitely,” Silas said. “People expect me to make good decisions and act a certain way.”
That doesn’t daunt him in the least.
“I like the challenge,” Silas said. “It keeps me accountable.”
Silas recently signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball. The story broke with an announcement by Prairie Grove coach Chris Mileham on the Prairie Grove Tiger Athletics’ Facebook Page, “Congratulations to PG Tiger Silas Myane as he has officially committed to continue his education and baseball career at Hendrix College!”
“He’s a good kid, he’ll have opportunity to further his education at a school that caters to what he wants to major in,” Mileham said.
Silas plans to major in Computer Science. His career goals for baseball are to earn a starting position at Hendrix.
“I want to start as soon as I get there,” Silas said, adding, “That’s going to take work to get there.”
Beyond that, graduating from college, getting married, having kids and enjoying a good family are on the list.
Silas’ father, Lee Myane, expressed appreciation to Prairie Grove baseball coach Chris Mileham for helping find the opportunity.
“Thank you Coach Mileham for making this possible for Silas,” Lee Myane posted on the Tiger Baseball Facebook page. “He loves baseball. Getting to continue playing has been his dream since he was seven years old.
Our family can’t say thank you enough for your support of his dreams.”
Silas thanks his parents, coaches, friends, small group at Prairie Grove Methodist Church, and Coach Chris Rhoel, his travel baseball coach at Bentonville.
Through 23 games this season, Silas has scored 26 runs on 16 hits with 3 doubles and 7 runs batted in. The 26 runs scored are by far-and-away the most of any Tiger. The next closest player is sophomore Kyle Fidler with 15 while junior Drew Cates has 12 and senior Cole Simmons 11. Silas has 13 stolen bases, tops on the team. His fielding percentage is .947 for the Tigers
Prairie Grove experienced a resurgence after falling to 6-8 losing 4 of 5 games over spring break while competing in the Coach Bob Invitational Tournament in the Phoenix, Ariz., metro area. Coming out of spring break the Tigers were 4-3 in their first seven games.
Among Silas’ highlights as a junior were a 22-of-65 performance at the plate for an average of .338, good for a tie for second on the team. Silas belted 12 RBIs and 2 doubles achieving an on-base percentage of .450. Silas stole 11 bases in his junior year and turned 10 double plays as a second baseman, which was almost half of Prairie Grove’s total of 22.
A highlight of Silas’ baseball career at Prairie Grove was qualifying for the state tournament in his freshman season, something he wants the team to accomplish this season.
“That was something I’ll always remember,” Silas said. “It’s a goal again this year to make it to state. We haven’t been to state since my freshman year.”
The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in regular season 4A-1 team standings, take on No. 6 Berryville on Thursday in the first-round of the district baseball tournament at Lincoln at 7:30 p.m.
Prairie Grove senior Silas Myane recently signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball for Hendrix College, of Conway. Myane leads the Tigers in runs scored and stolen bases this season.