(News Release) — Watertown’s Eric Danforth will be inducted into the 2021 class of the South Dakota High School Baseball Association Hall of Fame.
Danforth played four years of baseball for Watertown from 2008 through 2011 as a pitcher and outfielder. He earned all-region and all-state honors his senior season with an 1.23 ERA, 26 strikeouts in 14.2 innings on the mound.
At the plate, Danforth batted .437, hit five home runs, had 46 runs batted in and had a .711 slugging percentage during senior year. His junior year he hit .636 and as a sophomore Danforth was an honorable mention All-Region player.
Danforth lettered four times in high school baseball. He was also an academic all-state selection and honor roll student.
Danforth went on to play at SDSU where he hit .360 as a senior and started in 49 games in the outfield.
Danforth is one of fourteen people and two teams that will be inducted into the 2021 SDHSBA Hall of Fame.
See the full Hall of Fame Class HERE.