Northwest Missouri State head baseball coach Darin Loe announced the addition of three players Monday at the early signing period for the 2014 season.
The Bearcats will welcome three new faces including a pair of teammates from California, Nikko Pablo and Jaden Alsop, along with Nate Walter from Millard North in Omaha, Neb. Pablo and Alsop prepped at Ronald E. McNair High School under former Bearcat Quincey Noble. Walter will come to Northwest from Millard North in Omaha, Neb.
Walter is an outfielder coming off a tremendous junior season as he finished with a .452 batting average and a .731 slugging percentage. His .452 average was fifth best in the state of Nebraska in 2012. Nate was also a 2 time member of the UBA Elite All-Star Team and Member of Team Nebraska.
"Nate is a very athletic outfielder who can hit for both power and average," said Loe. "He will fit in very nicely into our future needs in the outfield and I expect him to be one of the top outfielders in the MIAA in his Bearcat career."
Nikko is a two-way athlete as a right-handed pitcher (RHP) and middle infielder. He was voted team MVP as a sophomore and was selected first team all-league and second Team all-area in his junior season. In 2011 he was selected to play in the Goodwill Series in Australia and was the MVP in the tournament.
Nikko is teammates with early commit Jaden Alsop who both come from an outstanding high school program coached by former Bearcat Quincey Noble.
"Nikko is a talented middle infielder who will come in and make an immediate impact with his glove and his bat," said Loe. "Off the mound he is a submarine pitcher who is dominant against both Left and Right handed hitters. We expect him to be very good in both areas."
Alsop is a talented middle infielder who was the MVP of his high school team on the way to earning first team al-Tri City and all-area honors. The left-handed hitter hit an impressive .476 with seven doubles, four triples and three home runs. He finished with an .857 slugging percentage during the 2012 season.
In 2012 he was chosen for the North/South Showcase as well as the Reebok World Series. Jaden is teammates with early commit Nikko Pablo who both come from an outstanding High School program coached by former Bearcat Quincey Noble.
"Jaden is a guy that is a middle infielder by trade but due to his speed has the ability to play other positions," said Loe. "He is a left handed hitter who can just flat hit. Having the ability to play a number of different positions will give us the ability to get his dominant bat in the lineup in a number of different ways."
By NW Sports Information
The Maryville Daily Forum - Maryville, MO
By NW Sports Information
Updated Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
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