By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department
FULTON – ICC catcher Evan Weibel signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball with Coach Chip Durham and the Nicholls State Colonels next season.
“It’s a great honor. They have a really good program and I am very excited,” Weibel said about signing with Nicholls State. “I didn’t know what was going to happen after this year and just getting an opportunity to play at a Division 1 college is a great honor.”
The former all-state catcher from Tupelo High School transferred to ICC from Meridian Community College last season and is currently batting .298 with 14 RBI, six doubles, one triple, and has an on-bases percentage of .395 in 30 starts. Defensively, he has a fielding percentage of .985 with only five errors behind the plate in nearly 200 chances.
“It was great getting Evan back from Meridian,” said ICC head coach Rick Collier. “He is a great defensive catcher. I let him call the game because he always has a good plan at the plate, memorizes what all the other hitters have done, and does an exceptional job behind the plate.”
Nicholls State is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana and is a member of the Southland Conference.
Weibel joins Will Irvin (Auburn) and Joseph Koon (Southeastern Louisiana) in signing with a D1 school bringing the total to six Indians taking their game to the next level after their careers at ICC.