By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department
FULTON – Itawamba Community College head baseball coach Rick Collier announced World Series standout Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers will be the featured speaker at the annual ICC Leadoff Banquet on Friday, February 4th at 6 p.m. in Student Services Building on the Fulton Campus.
“It’s a great honor to be a part of this great night,” said Moreland. “There have been a lot of great speakers at this event through the years and I am extremely humbled to be on a list with guys of that caliber.”
Recent speakers include Saltillo native and NJCAA Player of the Year Tim Dillard and Jonathan Van Every, two former ICC Indians that made it to the big leagues, along with Shannon native and former Houston Astros skipper Dave Clark.
“We are really excited about having Mitch come be a part of our banquet this season,” said Collier. “He’s a great example of how hard work and dedication can pay off in big ways both on and off the field. It’s going to be a real treat to hear him speak and a great night for baseball.”
The Amory native and former Mississippi State Bulldog batted .255 with 37 hits, four doubles, and nine homeruns while scoring 20 runs this season for the Rangers. He had a .364 on-base percentage, .469 slugging percentage, and etched his name in World Series history with a three-run homer in the Rangers’ 4-3 Game 3 win over the Giants.
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased from Coach Collier by calling 662-862-8118.
For more information on ICC baseball and the nine other collegiate athletic programs visit the college website at www.iccms.edu.