Recent Grove graduate Buck Maples has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Redlands Community College in El Reno.

Maples, an All-Verdigris Valley Conference selection who led the Ridgerunners in hitting the past two seasons, will begin school in the fall.

Redlands is a member of the Bi-State Conference consisting of schools in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Among the 16 members of the conference are NEO, Rose State, Eastern State and Connors State.

The Cougars are coached by Matt Newgent. Newgent has led the Cougars to three conference titles and two Region II titles during his six years as head coach. Redlands finished with a record of 26-31 in 2010.