By Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com
FULTON – Itawamba Community College sophomore third baseman Tyler Tipton has verbally committed to play baseball for the University of Kentucky after his final season with the Indians.
“Officially a Wildcat! Just committed to play at UK next year,” Tipton said via Twitter on Sunday.
The Shelbyville, Kentucky native batted .257 with seven doubles, one home run, 19 RBI and 26 runs scored in 136 at bats. He led the team with 11 stole bases and finished the season with a .367 on-base percentage to help the Indians finish 39-13 and earn a spot in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 semifinals.
Tipton is the second Indian this season to commit to a SEC baseball program after First-Team All-American pitcher Ben Hudspeth (Tupelo) verbally committed to the Mississippi State University baseball program earlier this month.
The duo marks the 11-straight season where one or more ICC baseball players will have signed with a SEC program.
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