Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Century College baseball players sign with NCAA DI,II Colleges

The 2013-14 Century College baseball program had 3 players sign National Letters of Intent to continue their career at NCAA Division I and II programs during the fall NCAA signing period.

Sophomores Eldon Evans (South Dakota State University), Dakota Belter (Minnesota State-Mankato), and Colton Vien (Augustana College) signed national letters of intent to continue their baseball careers and are receiving baseball scholarships.  All 3 players were major contributors to the Wood Ducks' team as they finished as NJCAA National Runner-Up in 2013.

Evans is a RHP from Montevideo HS (MN) and was 7-2 with 1.57 ERA as a freshman in 2013.  In 49 innings, Evans struck out 47 and walked only 15.

Vien was named to the NJCAA All Region Team in 2013 after finishing with a 9-3 record and a 2.43 ERA as a freshman.  He led the pitching staff with 74 innings pitched, striking out 44 and walking 20.  Vien is also from Montevideo HS (MN).

Belter was one of the nation’s top closers in 2013, leading the nation in saves with 12.  In 25 innings pitched, Belter allowed only 1 earned run (0.28 ERA) while striking out 28 and walking only 3.  Belter is from Somerset HS (WI).

“We are very excited for these players to have the opportunity to move on the next level and play for some great programs,” stated Head Coach Dwight Kotila.  “They came to Century College with the goal of moving on to a top-level university, and through their hard work, their goal was reached.  “SDSU, MN State-Mankato, and Augustana are getting some great players.”

After just 3 years of existence, the Century College baseball program has now had over 20 players continue their careers at 4-year colleges.

Pictured, Left to Right:  Colton Vien, Dakota Belter, Eldon Evans

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