Evan Weibel is the latest Itawamba Community College baseball standout. The former Daily Journal all-area first-team catcher at Tupelo High School is transferring to ICC from Meridian Community College.
“I’m so glad I’m here at ICC and going to play for (ICC head) Coach Collier’s program,” said Weibel, who was the starting catcher in this summer’s Cotton States Baseball League’s All-Star game. “Playing down at Meridian wasn’t what I thought it was going to be and I’m really glad to be going to ICC with a lot of my friends from Tupelo High.”
Collier is also happy to have the 2008 Region 2-5A Defensive Player of the Year in his nationally-ranked program, which is coming off a state championship season.
“I’ve been watching Evan play for a couple of years and he is a great defensive catcher, who can hit the ball,” said Collier, whose program has finished ranked among the nation’s top five the last two seasons. “Evan is also a great kid, an honor student and he will definitely be in the mix as we try to find a replacement for our all-state catcher Dustin Lunn.”
Weibel enjoyed a terrific career at THS where who hit a career-high .398 during his sophomore season. During his senior campaign, he led the Golden Wave with a .384 batting ave in the lead off position. The Clarion Ledger Second-Team All-State catcher had 12 doubles, a pair of triples, scored 46 runs, drove in 30 and sported a .521 on-base percentage and a .536 slugging percentage.
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